SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Occupant Protection: Occupant Restraints (Air Bags, Seat Belts, Knee Bolsters, Child Seats, etc.)
(Session Code: B403)

Room 114 B  9:30 a.m.

The Occupant Restraints Session invites papers that document new research on the restraint topics of airbags, seat belts, inflatable bolsters/seat belts, knee bolsters, Child Restraint Systems (CRS) and other related areas. These papers could include several of the following: technology description, occupant performance considerations, field data studies, development/validation methodology / results, CAE/Finite Element methods/results, packaging, and implementation / performance challenges.

Organizers - Aditya Belwadi, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Lisa Fallon, General Motors Co.; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia; J. Kirk Russell, Performance Events Promotion LLC; Scott D. Thomas, General Motors Co.; Chris A. Van Ee, Design Research Engineering

Time Paper No. Title
9:30 a.m. 2014-01-0508
Design, Development and Testing of an Improved Stock Car Driver's Window Net Mounting System
John Patalak, Thomas Gideon, Don Krueger, NASCAR
9:50 a.m. 2014-01-0507
Expansion of Motorized Seatbelt Control that Adjusts to Vehicle Behavior and the Effect of that Expansion
Shotaro Odate, Naotoshi Takemura, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.; William Seaman, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
10:10 a.m. 2014-01-0509
Equivalency or Compromise? A Comparative Study of the Use of Nylon 6,6 and Polyester Fiber in Automotive Airbag Cushions
Bradley Orme, Robert V. Walsh, Scott Westoby, Invista S.a r.l.
10:30 a.m. 2014-01-0511
Prevention of Cushion Failure of Side Curtain Airbag By CAE
June-Young Song, Kangwook Lee, Byung-Jae Ahn, Hyundai Mobis

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, SUB-TP-00007, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Occupant Protection Committee / Automobile Body Activity; Motorsports Engineering Committee / Motorsports Engineering Activity