Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-0185
2008-04-14

Experimental Evaluation of Performance of Effective Upper Belt Anchorage (EUBA), Lower Belt Anchorage (LBA) and Floor Deformation under Different Test Configuration as per ECE R14 2008-01-0185

Seats, seat belts, seat belt anchorages, etc., are safety critical items for the passenger in case of sudden acceleration/deceleration and accidents. Seat belts have become mandatory fitments on front seats of M and N categories of vehicles from April 1994 in India[1]. Seat belt without a proper anchorage does not serve any purpose. Hence, seat belt anchorage testing became mandatory in India in year 2002. In real accident situation seat belts come in to action within few ms and complete phenomenon is finished in 150 ms. However the regulatory requirements prescribed in AIS: 015, ECE R14 and 76/115/EEC specify the application of loading to be achieved as rapidly [2].A number of seat belt anchorage tests were conducted on BIW and laboratory model setups. This paper highlights the effect of loading rate, and loading method on the load bearing capacity of the seat belt anchorages, floor area and seat structures.

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