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The project objective is to confirm that, by placing a suitable shield behind the dummy when preparing for a crash test, any non-biofidelic influence of the seat and seat cushions in the vehicles during testing will have no effect on dummy responses.
During EuroNCAP testing it has been observed that the backplate of EuroSID-1 can sustain considerable loads in side impact tests which can result in the dummy translating away from the impact zone, thus reducing the injury parameters that are measured on the dummy thorax (chest compression and V*C). ES-2 has been deigned to reduce this effect. Nevertheless, this phenomenon has been observed with ES-2 in some tests carried out by NHTSA and in Europe.
It is expected that this back plate effect could be overcome by using a suitable shield placed behind the dummy during installation, in preparation for a crash test, so that any non-biofidelic influence of the seat and seat cushions in vehicles would have almost no effect on dummy responses in side impact testing.
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Cost to the Department: £31,000.00
Actual start date: 01 September 2002
Actual completion date: 28 February 2003
PR/SE/605/02. Evaluation of a Backshield for the ES-2 Dummy
Author: TRL Ltd
Publication date: 01/11/2002
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More information: http://www.trl.co.uk/static/dft/trl_pr_se_605_02.pdf