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Lateral Dummy Comparison Testing
Published January 01, 1982 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
The Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) was engaged in comparison tests of the side impact dummies designed by: Highway Safety Research Institute/Department of Transportation (HSRI(DOT)); Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA); Organisme National de Sécurité Routière (ONSER); and Association Peugeot/Renault (APR).
In full scale side impact tests under the same test conditions the overall dummy behavior, repeatability, handling and durability of the different dummies were studied and compared.
In the research project "Lateral Dummy Comparison Testing" the following tests were carried out: 12 impact tests by means of a rigid moving barrier (1100 kg) against a VW Golf at an impact angle of 90° with a collision speed of 45 km/h. Variations: 4 dummy types (APR, HSRI (DOT), ONSER, MIRA) and 3 repetitions per test.
The loads and kinematics of the different dummies were compared.