Strength of Underfloor Compartments When Loaded with a Support Leg During a Frontal Crash

Principal Investigator: Declan Patton, PhD, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

This study uses impact tests in order to:

  1. test the strengths of a range of child restraint system support legs using a drop rig to replicate the force time-histories previously obtained from frontal impact sled tests; and
  2. quantify the strength of underfloor compartments, with and without foam fillers, when loaded with a support leg during drop tests.

This project is currently underway. Further information will be added in late 2023 following project completion.