1993-03-01

Mounting Systems for Plastic Glazing-Part 1-Component Level Testing 930742

This paper presents several mounting systems or installation techniques that can be used with plastic automotive glazing. The window designs are shown to be low cost, light weight, and meet several occupant headform safety goals. The designs employ double sided foam tape, or polyurethane windshield sealant and breakaway sections. The Side impact Dummy Hybrid III headform was impacted onto prototype windows at several head velocities to record Head Injury Criteria (HIC), laceration potential, and window retention characteristics. The HIC values for all the window designs are below the 1000 value set forth in FMVSS 208.

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