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The Evaluation of Subsystems Methods for Measuring the Lateral Head Impact Performance of Cars
Published May 13, 1996 by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in United States
The EEVC Side Impact Test Procedure includes the measurement of head impact with the EUROSID dummy. It was recognized that this would evaluate only a limited range of the potential head contact locations within the vehicle. EEVC commenced a study of accident analysis and the evaluation of potential head impact subsystems tests. Three alternative headforms have been appraised and the effect of free flight and linearly guided impacts have been examined. The objective was to develop a simple, repeatable and representative subsystem test procedure.
This paper presents progress of the EEVC study and the initial results of the test program. Proposals are made for a possible test method and for a future validation test program.