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Motor Vehicle Safety Design Innovations

  • Special Publication
  • SP-1226
  • ISBN 1-56091-938-8
Published February 24, 1997 by SAE International in United States
Motor Vehicle Safety Design Innovations
  • English
  • 240 pages
Contents of the informative publication include: aluminum foam applications for impact energy absorbing structures; a statistical approach to design trim pillars for FMVSS extended head impact; additional notes on finite element models of deformable featureless headform; material comparisons using free motion head (FMH) impact and alternative test method; roof airbags; lack of relationship between vehicle damage and occupant injury; on the role of cervical facet joints in rear end impact neck injury mechanisms; a method to assess the effectiveness of child restraint systems; the use of magnetostrictive sensors for vehicle safety applications; adaptive airbag-belt-restraints -- an analysis of biomechanical benefits; an efficient model for low speed impact of vehicles; crash analysis response of a midsize car subjected to side impact; and strain rate dependent foam - constituitive modeling and applications.