Optimised restraint systems for low mass vehicles

M. H. Muser, G. Krabbel, U. Utzinger, V. Prescher, P. Frei, F. Walz, P. Niederer, R. Kaeser

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Mathematical modeling has been used to find optimal combinations of the properties of the different restraint system components (e.g. belt system, airbag, set, steering wheel and column). A test rig that allows for an implementation of the driver side car interior has been built, and various sled tests have been performed. The results of the tests as well as comparison with the computer model are presented. The results clearly indicate the feasibility of the procedure, in that the envisaged protection criteria could be met.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-355
Number of pages11
JournalStapp Car Crash Conference Proceedings
Issue numberP-305
StatePublished - Nov 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 40th Stapp Car Crash Conference - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Nov 4 1996Nov 6 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering


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