Energy Absorption Material Selection Methodology for Head/A-Pillar 861887

The objectives of this paper are to establish a reasonable procedure for padding selection (for head/A-pillar protection) and to demonstrate how the procedure would be applied in a particular vehicle. The objectives are met by a four step procedure:
  1. 1.
    Theoretical analysis of material properties and the effect of padding materials on head responses,
  2. 2.
    Static or quasi-static and dynamic evaluations of the material properties,
  3. 3.
    Preliminary evaluation of the protective capabilities of the materials by simulated A-pillar component testing, and
  4. 4.
    Final evalution of the most promising material candidate by component testing the material installed on the upper A-pillar of a 1981 Chevrolet Citation.


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