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Development and evaluation of the side impact test procedure proposed by IHRA

  • At the 2005 ESV conference, the International Harmonisation of Research Activities (IHRA) side impact working group proposed a 4 part draft test procedure, to form the basis of harmonisation of regulation world-wide and to help advances in car occupant protection. This paper presents the work performed by a European Commission 6th framework project, called APROSYS, an further development and evaluation of the proposed procedure from a European perspective. The 4 parts of the proposed procedure are: - A Mobile Deformable Barrier test; - An oblique Pole side impact test; - Interior headform tests; - Side Out of Position (OOP) tests. Full scale test and modelling work to develop the Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier (AE-MDB) further is described, resulting in a recommendation to revise the barrier face to include a bumper beam element. An evaluation of oblique and perpendicular pole tests was made from tests and numerical simulations using ES-2 and WorldSID 50th percentile dummies. It was concluded that an oblique pole test is feasible but that a perpendicular test would be preferable for Europe. The interior headform test protocol was evaluated to assess its repeatability and reproducibility and to solve issues such as the head impact angle and limitation zones. Recommendations for updates to the test protocol are made. Out-of-position (OOP) tests applicable for the European situation were performed, which included additional tests with Child Restraint Systems (CRS) which use is mandatory in Europe. It was concluded that the proposed IHRA OOP tests do cover the worst case situations, but the current test protocol is not ready for regulatory use.

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Author:Ton Versmissen, Margriet van Schijndel, Mervyn Edwards, Tobias Langner
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2014/09/15
Contributing corporation:TNO Integrated Safety
Release Date:2014/09/15
Tag:Anfahrversuch; Bewertung; Deformierbare Barriere (Anpralltest); Europa; Fahrzeuginnenraum; Kopf; Pfahl; Prüfverfahren; Reproduzierbarkeit; Seitlicher Zusammenstoß; Simulation; Standardisierung
Deformable barrier (impact test); Europe; Evaluation (assessment); Head; Impact test (veh); Interior (veh); Pile; Reproducibility; Side impact; Simulation; Standardization; Test method
Volltext: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv20/07-0310-O.pdf.
Außerdem beteiligt: TRL
Source:Proceedings of the 20th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference (ESV) in Lyon, France, June 18-21, 2007
Institutes:Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik / Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik
Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) / 20th ESV Conference 2007

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