Investigation of Improving Energy Absorption Performance and Reducing Weight of Passenger Air Bag Modules Using Computer Aided Analysis 950338
A computer analysis method using software for nonlinear dynamic finite element calculations has been developed to perform impact simulation on a passenger air bag module. The effects of the following parameters on energy absorption performance are investigated:
Air Bag Module Door Bead and Thickness
Reaction Can Material and Plate Thickness
From the results of this parameter study, design criteria are determined for achieving a low weight design with optimum energy absorbing characteristics.
Citation: Wilson, E., "Investigation of Improving Energy Absorption Performance and Reducing Weight of Passenger Air Bag Modules Using Computer Aided Analysis," SAE Technical Paper 950338, 1995, https://doi.org/10.4271/950338. Download Citation
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