Polyurethane Safety Foam Performance Map for Material Selection and Design in Vehicle and Occupant Impact Protection 980966
A performance map for polyurethane energy managing foam is presented as a heuristic tool in the selection of appropriate formulation and density. Dynamic data was mapped to material characterization data. Material characterization was accomplished by quasi-static compression testing ASTM D-1621. The D-1621 data was correlated with 24.1 km/hr (15 mph) head impact data and 8.05 km/hr (5 mph) bumper impact data. For example, Head Injury Criterion (HIC) values were correlated with D-1621 compressive strengths which were mapped to polyurethane formulations and densities. The performance map can save time and money by identifying appropriate formulation and density.
Citation: Perry, M., Schomer, D., Lambach, J., and Austin, T., "Polyurethane Safety Foam Performance Map for Material Selection and Design in Vehicle and Occupant Impact Protection," SAE Technical Paper 980966, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/980966. Download Citation
Mark J. Perry, Don R. Schomer, James L. Lambach, T. Howard Austin
ARCO Chemical Company
International Congress & Exposition
Polymer Composites and Polymeric Materials-SP-1351, SAE 1998 Transactions - Journal of Materials & Manufacturing-V107-5