This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Mathematical Model of an Airbag for a Three-Dimensional Occupant Simulation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1972 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
A mathematical model of an airbag restraint system for automobile drivers, including the simulation of the simultaneous collapse of the steering column, has been developed. The model is designed to work in conjunction with a three-dimensional occupant model. It is capable of assessing the relative effects of airbag size, pressure, deployment rate, venting area, contact force, steering column collapse force, and column collapse distance. The results of the model are compared with experimental runs in which anthropometric dummies were used as test subjects. Good correlation was obtained for torso kinematics. The model can be conveniently used for a parametric study to aid the design of airbag restraint systems.
CitationKing, A., Chou, C., and Mackinder, J., "Mathematical Model of an Airbag for a Three-Dimensional Occupant Simulation," SAE Technical Paper 720036, 1972, https://doi.org/10.4271/720036.
- McHenry R. R. Naab K. N. “Computer Simulation of the Crash Victim - Validation Study.” Proceedings of Tenth Stapp Car Crash Conference, paper 660792 . SAE P-12 1966
- Robbins D. H. Roberts V. L. “Development of Two- and Three-Dimensionsl Crash Victim Simulators.” HSRI Report No. BioM-70-3 1970
- Young R. D. “Three-Dimensional Mathematical Model of Automobile Passenger.” Texas Transportation Institute, Texas A & M University, Research Report 140-2 1970
- Patrick L. M. Van Kirk D. J. Nyquist G. W. “Vehicle Accelerator Crash Simulator.” SAE Transactions 77 1968 paper 680791 Proceedings of Twelfth Stapp Car Conference, SAE P-26 1968