Accession Number : AD0697677

Title :   OPTIMIZATION OF A STANDARD LINEAR VISCOELASTIC MATERIAL FOR USE IN A SEAT BELT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF THE AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Nachbar,W. ; Schipmoelder,J. B.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : It is shown that a properly designed viscoelastic seat-belt material could have a low stiffness at low strain rates while still affording considerable improvement in the maximum safe cruising speed in comparison with a linear elastic belt. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PASSENGER VEHICLES, SAFETY BELTS), (*SAFETY BELTS, MATERIALS), DESIGN, VISCOELASTICITY, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SAFETY, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, VELOCITY, ELONGATION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), STRAIN(MECHANICS), OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE