Name of Award
U.S. Department of Transportation: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Side impact development, child restraint system, deceleration sled, dummies, side crashes, sled tests, test procedures, testing equipment, highways, Safety and Human Factors, I80: Accident Studies
This report presents the results of the continued research and development of child seat side impact tests using the deceleration sled at Kettering University’s Crash Safety Center. The objective of this test series was to gain further insight into the sensitivity of the side impact test fixture response. Test variations included speed of impact, weight of the fixture, and impact characteristics. Additionally, 20 child restraint system (CRS) specific tests were conducted using a fixed set of test parameters.
Brelin-Fornari, J., & Janca, S. (2014, April). Development of NHTSA’s side impact test procedure for child restraint systems using a deceleration sled: final report part 2 (Report No. DOT HS 811 994). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Accession Number: 01581084Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 811 995Contract Numbers: DTNH22-11-C-00204