Comparing FMVSS 213 Sled Test to the Full-scale Vehicle Crash Environment (Multiple Year Project)

Principal Investigator: Matt Maltese, MS, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

The objective of this second year of research is to determine which 213 bench variables (seat cushion stiffness, belt stiffness, belt/LATCH/tether anchor location) lead to the dramatic differences in kinematic outcomes between the 213 bench and the vehicle CRS observed in the year 1 experiments.

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