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Tolerance of Human Pelvis to Fracture and Proposed Pelvic Protection Criterion to Be Measured on Side Impact Dummies
Published January 01, 1982 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
The evaluation of car behavior in side impact is made through the values of injury parameters recorded on dummies. This paper analyses the results of 60 cadaver tests conducted to determine the pelvis tolerance and to propose a protection criterion of the pelvis in side impact.
Conclusions based on test results include: 1) impactor tests reproduced realistic pelvic injuries at realistic impact speed; 2) the impact force seems more correlated to injury than other parameters; 3) the value of the tolerable impact force varies greatly with anthropometry; and the use of a padding can protect efficiently.