Biofidelity of the European Side Impact Dummy – EUROSID 881716

The biofidelity of the latest version of the European Side Impact Dummy has been evaluated against the requirements of documents ISO/DTR 9790-1 to 9790-6.
Impactor tests, drop tests and sled tests have been conducted to assess the biofidelity of the head, thorax, shoulder, abdomen and pelvis of the production prototype EUROSID. The test set-ups used were identical to those prescribed in the ISO documents wherever feasible.
The test data have been normalized where necessary and the results compared with the response requirements described in the ISO documents. It appears that the response of EUROSID in padded impact tests is in good agreement with the cadaver responses, while EUROSID appears to be too stiff in rigid impact tests. The proposed ISO requirements should be improved with respect to the definition of the test set-up and with respect to the normalization procedures applied.


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