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Driver Airbag Linear Impactor Dynamic Testing Method and Data Analysis
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published April 03, 2006 by SAE International in United States
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A sub-system test method for driver air bags has been established to quantify their dynamic restraint capability. The sub-system includes a driver airbag module as well as a steering wheel with rim supported. The test is called Driver Air Bag Linear Impactor Test – Dynamic (DABLIT-D). This test method can be used for not only A to B comparisons, but also for evaluating the performance of any DAB module design in general. A variety of impactor, pendulum and drop tower test methods are currently used at suppliers. DABLIT-D is aimed to standardize airbag testing. A DOE test series was done to determine the best test parameters. Production and prototype hardware were tested to investigate the characteristics of the sub-assemblies that provide restraint capability. A modification of the Weibull function was used to characterize the resultant data. The DABLIT-D test can also be used to assess the variability in the DAB modules, optimize inflator and airbag cushion designs, evaluate new venting technologies and calibrate CAE models.
CitationKang, S., Barnes, E., and Feustel, J., "Driver Airbag Linear Impactor Dynamic Testing Method and Data Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-1436, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-1436.
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