Correlation of Field Injuries and GM Hybrid III Dummy Responses for Lap-Shoulder Belt Restraint

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G. W. Nyquist, H. J. Mertz

General Motors Corporation, Warren, Mich. 48090

P. C. Begman, A. I. King

Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich.

J Biomech Eng 102(2), 103-109 (May 01, 1980) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3138204 History: Received October 22, 1979; Online June 15, 2009


Simulated frontal, lap-shoulder belted, barrier impact tests were performed using a Volvo sedan and General Motors Hybrid III anthropomorphic test dummy. Swedish field accident injury data for this vehicle are available from another published study. For the purpose of this program, the injuries were logically subdivided into four body regions: head, neck, thorax, and lower torso. The Hybrid III has instrumentation in each of these regions. The results of three replicated tests at barrier equivalent velocities of nominally 32 and 48 km/h are discussed in terms of the field injuries, thereby providing a basis for more intelligent interpretation of future Hybrid III test results.

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