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Title: Car seat design to improve rear-impact protection
Authors: Himmetoglu, Selcuk
Acar, Memis
Bouazza-Marouf, Kaddour
Taylor, Andrew J.
Keywords: Car seat design
Whiplash
Rear impact
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: SAGE (© the authors)
Citation: HIMMETOGLU, S. ... (et al.), 2011. Car seat design to improve rear-impact protection. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, 225 (4), pp. 441-459.
Abstract: This study presents car seat concepts which are designed to mitigate whiplash injuries through coordinated motion of seat components for a wide range of crash severities. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed car seat concepts, computational multibody models of a generic car seat and a biofidelic 50th-percentile male human model for rear impact are developed. A number of car seat concepts are shown to reduce the risk of whiplash injuries by utilizing head restraint support and energy-absorbing features, which remain reusable after impact.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/2041299110393188
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15524
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2041299110393188
ISSN: 0954-4070
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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