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Numerical studies concerning upper neck and head responses in frontal crashes with seat-integrated safety belts
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical and Perioperative Sciences.
2007 (English)In: International Journal of Crashworthiness, ISSN 1358-8265, E-ISSN 1754-2111, Vol. 12, no 5, 465-479 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Mitigation of neck and head injuries is critical in automotive occupant protection. The aim of the present study is to investigate how the physical properties influence the interaction of the seat back frame and the safety belt. Seat integrated 3- and 4-point configurations with both non-rigid and rigid seat back frames were compared with 3-point configurations with anchor points on the car body. The LS-DYNA FE-analysis software was used in order to perform frontal crash simulations with a belted 50th percentile Hybrid III dummy model as occupant. The belt-webbing distribution between the lap and the torso belts via a slip-ring and in combination with a non-rigid seat back frame had an advantageous influence concerning the loads of the upper neck and injury criteria compared to a system with no belt-webbing distribution.

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Abingdon: Taylor & Francis, 2007. Vol. 12, no 5, 465-479 p.
Keyword [en]
3-point belts, 4-point belts, biomechanics, hybrid III, FE-analysis, injury criteria
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118232DOI: 10.1080/13588260701483243ISI: 000251164600002OAI: diva2:912079
Available from: 2016-03-15 Created: 2016-03-14 Last updated: 2016-03-15Bibliographically approved

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