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Side Impact-Injury Causation and Occupant Protection

  • Special Publication
  • SP-0769
  • ISBN 0-89883-696-4
Published February 01, 1989 by SAE International in United States
Side Impact-Injury Causation and Occupant Protection
  • English
  • 200 pages
Automotive safety researchers, designers and engineers must understand the full realm of side impact crashes to improve occupant protection. SP-769 provides information on potential methods to enhance crash protection. Contents include: side impacts to the passenger compartment~clinical studies from field accident investigations; biomechanical tolerance limits of the cranio-cervical junction in side impacts; crash protection in near-side impact~advantages of a supplemental inflatable restraint; and two dimensional thoracic modeling considerations.