Motor Vehicle Safety Design Innovations
- Special Publication
- ISBN 1-56091-938-8
- 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.