A Procedure for Estimating Injury Tolerance Levels for Car Occupants 760820

This paper describes a method for estimating the levels and range of human injury tolerance by correlating injury information obtained in accident investigations with laboratory tests simulating the accident conditions using an anthropomorphic dummy.The technique is applied to injuries to restrained occupants attributable to the seat belt system and tolerance levels are suggested for use with the OPAT dummy when testing restraint systems incorporating seat belts.


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