Simplified Side Impact Test Methodologies for Door Interior Trim Armrest in Automotive Vehicle 2007-01-3722
The complete evaluation of the side vehicle structure and occupant protection is only possible by the full-scale side impact crash test. But auto part manufactures, such as door trim makers can't conduct the test especially when the vehicle is under developing process. And important information and components for estimating crash performance is restricted. With the proposed design procedure for the door trim by a simple impact test method was demonstrated to evaluate the abdominal injury. In addition to simple test, Euro-NCAP test result that is conducted by referenced full-scale test in Korea is compared with several test results. In conclusion, this simple test method have similar trend for abdominal injury index so that it is possible to present guidelines of door armrest design to carmaker at the early stages of vehicle program development.