Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-1006
2005-04-11

Seat Lateral Support Evaluation With SAE Manikin 2005-01-1006

In this report, we proposed an objective evaluation method of the seat lateral support according to the mechanisms to create the performance differences that we reported previously [1].
First, we showed an effect of scrutinizing Seat Pressure Distribution's change during vehicle turn to gain a quantitative index for explaining subjective evaluation results. Second, we showed the examples of the differences of the results according to the subjects and selected the best-correlated subject among them with a market survey result. Then, we contrived a loading condition to SAE manikin to reproduce the subject's Seat Pressure Distribution. Final, by a specific calculation of the Seat Pressure Distribution, the method to indicate the performance rating that had strong correlation with market survey was clarified.

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