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Interaction Dynamics of an Inflating Air Bag and a Standing Child
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1973 by SAE International in United States
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This paper presents an analytical treatment of a mechanical-mathematical model of an air bag inflation process integrated with a model for the interaction between the air bag and a standing child dummy. The inflation model consists of a one-dimensional gas dynamics analysis of the flow system which delivers the gas to inflate the bag. The interaction model then provides a method for calculating the forces exerted by the inflating bag on the standing child. The results show that the unacceptably high contact forces recorded in standing-child air bag tests are due to impact of the unopened portion of the bag on the standing child. A single-membrane concept is thus suggested to reduce this impact severity.
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CitationWu, H., Tang, S., and Petrof, R., "Interaction Dynamics of an Inflating Air Bag and a Standing Child," SAE Technical Paper 730604, 1973, https://doi.org/10.4271/730604.
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