Low Speed Knee Slider Test Procedure for the Hybrid III 50th Male Dummy
This procedure establishes a recommended practice for performing a Low Speed Knee Slider test to the Hybrid III 50th Male Anthropomorphic Test Device (ATD or crash dummy). This test was created to satisfy the demand by the industry to have a certification test which resulted in similar results to an actual low energy automotive impact test. An inherent problem exists with the current certification procedure because the normal (2.75 m/s) knee slider test has test corridors that are not representative to these low energy impact tests. The normal test corridors specify a force requirement at 10 mm and at 18 mm and the low speed test needs to have a peak displacement around 10 mm.