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PMHS Experiments to Evaluate Shoulder Belt Retention in Oblique Impacts
Published May 23, 2012 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
A series of repeated sled tests on 6 post-mortem human surrogates will be performed to identify conditions under which belt retention on the shoulder is lost in far-side oblique frontal impacts. Impact angle, belt pretensioning, and upper extremity orientation will be varied. The results will be compared to a series of lower-speed sled tests performed with human volunteers, which showed that the forward flexion position of the humerus is a critical factor in belt retention over a range of impact angles and belt anchorage locations.