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Movable toepan performance test and impact responses of dummy lower extremities
Published May 19, 1999 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
Injuries of lower extremities in automobile accidents have been given much attention for several years. It is presumed that the intrusion or deforamtion~particularly that of toepan~into the front portion of the passenger compartment has a significant effect. In this regard, as an experiment as test apparatus to reconstruct the intrusion of toepan on the HYGE sled was produced. The performance of the test apparatus and the response characteristics using two types of dummy feet were carried out. The performance of the test apparatus appears to be satisfactory to a certain extent compared with the vehicle impact tests. Differences in measured values of lower extremities due to the differences between the two types of dummy feet, with or without toepan/floorpan motion have also been determined to a certain extent.