Occupant Protection Systems
UMTRI researchers have experience assessing the effectiveness and injury potential of occupant protection systems using dynamic sled testing, laboratory impactors, and component-level testing using crash test dummies, human surrogates, and custom-made test equipment.
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Hu J, Klinich KD, Manary MA, Flannagan CA, Narayanaswamy P, Reed MP, Andreen M, Neal M, Lin CH
journal article IN: Traffic Injury Prevention
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Federal regulations in the United States require vehicles to meet occupant performance requirements with unbelted...
Jingwen Hu, Kurt Fischer, Paul Lange, Angelo Adler
conference paper IN: SAE technical paper series, paper number 2015-01-1453
In this study, two sled series were conducted with a sled buck representing a compact vehicle. The first series of tests focused on the...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Jingwen Hu, Jonathan D. Rupp
In a previous study, a computational model of child occupants 6 to 10 years old (YO) was validated using data from a sled test series...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Nichole R. Orton, Carol A. C. Flannagan, Miriam A. Manary, Laura A. Malik, Prabha Narayanaswamy
This project investigated factors relating to tether use and misuse. Volunteer testing was performed with 37 subjects on 16 different...
Kathleen D. Klinich, Matthew P. Reed, Sheila M. Ebert, Jonathan D. Rupp
journal article IN: Traffic injury prevention. Volume 15, issue 8 (2014), pages 866-874.
A series of sled tests was performed using vehicle seats and Hybrid-III 6-year-old (6YO) and 10YO anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs)...
Recent ProjectsSEE MORE
Transportation, Department of-National Highway Traffic Safety Administration-Subcontracts
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Kyle Boyle
2015 to 2016
Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Matthew P. Reed
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Carol Flannagan, Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Jingwen Hu, Kathleen DeSantis Klinich, Miriam A. Manary, Matthew P. Reed
2013 to 2015