Dummy Design and Reaction at Impact Simulation 770262
The influence of neck flexibility of the Hybrid-II-dummy on the Head Injury Criterion is investigated by means of sled tests. HIC-values were found to increase significantly with decreasing neck stiffness.
Furthermore, characteristic properties of this dummy type with regard to reproducibility and durability are discussed; kinematic properties of spine and rib cage are compared with the human eqivalents.
Finally, adjustability of this dummy type and various test methods, especially neck tests, are closely examined.