SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Thursday, April 10

Occupant Protection: Rollover
(Session Code: B406)

Room 354  1:00 p.m.

Papers and presentations in this session are related to vehicular rollover. They cover various aspects of occupant’ safety, including vehicle design, restraint systems design, crash test analysis, CAE simulations and statistical trends analysis.

Organizers - Jarrod Carter, Origin Engineering; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia; Donald Parker, Exponent Inc.

Time Paper No. Title
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-0527
Belted Occupant Kinematics and Head Excursion During the Airborne Phase of Vehicle Rollover: Evaluation of the Effects of Rollover-Deployed Curtain Airbags
William N. Newberry, Stacy Imler, Michael Carhart, Alan Dibb, Karen Balavich, Jeffrey Croteau, Exponent Failure Analysis; Eddie Cooper, B33 Consulting Inc.
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-0533
Effects of Headform Friction on Ejection Mitigation Testing
Mindy Heading, Douglas Stein, Autoliv ASP, Inc.; Jeff Dix, Nissan North America Inc.
1:40 p.m. 2014-01-0528
Results from Calculating the Acceleration at an ELR in a Steer Induced Rollover Crash Test
Mark William Arndt, Transportation Safety Tech. Inc.; John Wiechel, The Ohio State Univ.
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-0529
A Study of Vehicle Impacts during Dolly Rollover Tests and Comparison to Frontal and Side Impact Tests
Donald Parker, John Zolock, Richard Keefer, Exponent Inc.
2:20 p.m. 2014-01-0532
Evaluation of Different Roof Strength Methods in Quasi-Static and Dynamic Rollover Tests Using Finite Element Analysis of a 2003 Ford Explorer Model
Simon B. Albrodt, Fadi Tahan, Kennerly Digges, George Washington Univ.
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-0531
Development of Methodology to Perform Dual Side Roof Strength Analysis Using Virtual Tools
Madhav Khadilkar, Tata Technologies Ltd.
3:00 p.m. 2014-01-0530
Rollover Initiation Simulations for Designing Rollover Initiation Test System (RITS)
Taewung Kim, Jason Kerrigan, Varun Bollapragada, Jeff Crandall, University of Virginia; Ravi Tangirala, Michael Guerrero, Hyundai America Technical Center

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