Biomechanically Based Design and Performance Targets for a 3-Year Old Child Crash Dummy for Frontal and Side Impact 973316
The Q-series of child dummies is a new family of advanced child dummies covering the complete child population up to 12 years. The Q-series' design is not only advanced in terms of its biomechanical basis, it is also developed to be used in both front and side impact making it the first “multi-directional” series of (child) dummies. This paper presents the functional targets for the Q-series, a set of biomechanically based design and performance targets for a 3-year-old dummy and the validation of the prototype version of the 3-year-old Q-dummy, the Q3.
Citation: van Ratingen, M., Twisk, D., Schrooten, M., Beusenberg, M. et al., "Biomechanically Based Design and Performance Targets for a 3-Year Old Child Crash Dummy for Frontal and Side Impact," SAE Technical Paper 973316, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/973316. Download Citation
Michiel R. van Ratingen, Dirk Twisk, Mark Schrooten, Marc C. Beusenberg, Andy Barnes, Geoff Platten
TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre, TNO Ogle Safety Products, Ltd.
41st Stapp Car Crash Conference
Child Occupant Protection 2nd Symposium Proceedings-P-316, SAE 1997 Transactions - Journal of Passenger Cars-V106-6