1989-02-01

Size, Weight and Biomechanical Impact Response Requirements for Adult Size Small Female and Large Male Dummies 890756

This paper summarizes the rationale used to specify the geometric, inertial and impact response requirements for a small adult female dummy and a large adult male dummy with impact biofidelity and measurement capacity comparable to the Hybrid III dummy, the most advanced midsize adult male dummy. Body segment lengths and weights for these two dummies were based on the latest anthropometry studies for the extremes of the U.S.A. adult population. Other characteristic body segment dimensions were calculated from geometric and mass scaling relationships that assured that each body segment had the same mass density as the corresponding body segment of the Hybrid III dummy. The biomechanical impact response requirements for the head, neck, chest and knee of the Hybrid III dummy were scaled to give corresponding biomechanical impact response requirements for each dummy. Design drawings for each dummy were obtained by applying geometric scaling factors to the design drawings of the Hybrid III. With this procedure, dummies made according to the scaled drawings should meet their respective scaled biomechanical impact response requirements.

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