Browse Publications Technical Papers 2004-01-1630
2004-03-08

A Correlation Methodology of Airbag Body Block Test and Simulation Using Optimization Technique 2004-01-1630

The integrated correlation methodology is applied to the correlation of the airbag body block test and the component tests of sub systems consisting of the steering control system. By using the optimization technique for the occupant simulation model involving two-dimensional curves as the input, the optimal scale factors of the input F-D curves are found in order to minimize the sum of deviations between simulation and test results. In addition, the optimal one-dimensional unknown inputs that can't be obtained by component tests are found. It is found that the optimization technique used in this study is very suitable for the correlation of the occupant simulation model that has 2-dimensional test input data, and it is able to shorten the entire correlation time and ensure the reliability of the correlation result. This correlation methodology can be applied to the sled test and the barrier test for validating the occupant analysis model.

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