1989-02-01

Improvements of EUROSID Pelvis Biofidelity 890607

ABSTRACT

The Eurosid dummy designed by several European research laboratories was used and evaluated in intensive test programs conducted in North America, in Japan, and in Europe. Analysis of evaluation reports that Eurosid is the most biofidelic dummy, but its response to impact has discripancies by comparison to ISO requirements for side impact dummies. This paper includes the analysis of Eurosid pelvis response to impacts, considers the influence of some possible design modifications to improve its response, and select those which are valuable.

DURING THE LAST TWO YEARS, the EUROSID dummy was used by many research laboratories and test groups. The results of tests using the EUROSID dummy show that it may be improved to have a response closer to the biofidelity requirements, especially for the thorax and the pelvis.

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