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Five Years Experience of Using Eurosid-1 in Sled and Car Tests
Published May 23, 1994 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
EUROSID-1, the production version of the European Side Impact Dummy, was specified in May 1989. Since then about five years have passed and thousands of tests with this dummy have been conducted. The biofidelity, and in some cases the repeatability, reproducibility and durability of this dummy have been assessed in several research programs comprising numerous sled, drop and impactor tests. Also quite a large number of full-scale tests with EUROSID-1 have been conducted.
The main objective of this paper is to show the EUROSID-1 responses in full-scale side impact tests with passenger cars. From these responses, an impression is given as to what can be expected from EUROSID-1 under these test conditions. A large database is set up for this purpose and a first analysis was presented at the 13th ESV Conference. This paper provides a follow-up of this work and specific attention is given to dummy responses in relation to the protection criteria in the (proposed) European test procedure. The influence of car test weight and number of doors on the dummy responses is analyzed. Also included are experiences of using EUROSID-1 with respect to repeatability, reproducibility, and sensitivity.