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Pick-Up Truck Rear Window Tempered Glass as a Head Restraint—Head and Neck Loads Relative to Injury Reference Criteria
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1984 by SAE International in United States
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A series of rear impact tests of varying severity was performed using a mini pick-up truck with an instrumented Hybrid III dummy at the driver position. Head, neck and chest loads were monitored. The severities of these loads from an injury standpoint were assessed using biomechanically based reference criteria that are particularly suitable for the Hybrid III. The glass Installation performed well as a head restraint. Glass fracture from head impact was achieved only when the glass was predamaged, with surface scratches on the outer (tensile) side. The amazing strength and flexibility of tempered glass and the dramatic reduction in strength caused by small surface scratches are demonstrated.
CitationNyquist, G., DuPont, F., and Patrick, L., "Pick-Up Truck Rear Window Tempered Glass as a Head Restraint—Head and Neck Loads Relative to Injury Reference Criteria," SAE Technical Paper 841658, 1984, https://doi.org/10.4271/841658.
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