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An Analytical Study of an FPM Airbag Model by Using Intermediate Parameters
Published May 01, 2006 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
Intermediate parameters are proposed in this paper to represent the dynamic characteristics of airbag deployment. These intermediate parameters are calculated directly from an airbag deployment simulation by the Finite Pointset Method (FPM). The intermediate parameters are also employed to examine the feasible domain of injury indexes, so that the effects of airbag parameters on injury indexes can be predicted. Four airbag parameters were tested based on an L9 orthogonal experiment performed with FPM. The effects of these parameters on injury indexes are discussed. This procedure facilitates evaluations of the effects of airbag parameters on injury indexes in the early stage of designing restraint systems.