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Impact Force on Crash Dummy

Crash Test Dummy Impact Pressure

Measure crash test dummy impact force with High-Speed I-Scan®. Identify the temporal, local, peak, and spatial pressures of two objects colliding.

High Speed Impact Testing using Pressure Distribution

 

The High Speed I-Scan force and pressure measurement system can be used in crash test dummy studies to capture the dynamic pressure and impact force that are exerted during an impact. High-Speed I-Scan can identify the temporal, local, peak, and spatial pressures of two objects colliding. With scanning speeds at up to 20 kHz, even extremely rapid strikes can be recorded.

 

This information can be used to create safer cars, bolster dashboard and restraint design, and minimize injury. Sensors are available in different shapes, are reusable, and provide accurate pressure readings. With the help of Tekscan's highly qualified sales and engineering support team, each system may be configured to meet your specific needs.

 

Impact Pressure Profile

 

 

Output of peak pressure exerted upon a crash test dummy's knee during high speed impact/collision testing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impact Pressure Measurement Applications

  • Identify:
    • Temporal pressure
    • Spatial pressure
    • Localized pressure
    • Peak pressure
  • Research and development
  • Comparative testing

 

Benefits of Pressure Mapping

  • Reduce injuries
  • Design validation
  • Optimize product performance
  • Improve shock absorption
  • Rapid response time

 

Typical Pressure Sensors used to Measure Impact Pressure Distribution

  • Sensor Model 9500
    Sensing Area Total
    Width Height Sensels Sensel Density
    2.8  in 2.8  in 196 25  in2
    71.1  mm 71.1  mm 196 3.9 cm²
  • Sensor Model 9550
    Sensing Area Total
    Width Height Sensels Sensel Density
    4.41  in 3.78  in 42 2.5  in2
    112  mm 96  mm 42 0.4 cm²

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