Occupant Protection | Publications

In a general sense, injury may be viewed as the result of uncontrolled energy transfer. The primary goal of occupant protection, whatever the mechanisms of injury involved, is to reduce gross body motions and minimize the transfer of energy to the organs and bones. Using accepted scientific methodology,

  1. 1. Physical Testing (Cadaver, Volunteer, and Dummies in Component, FMVSS Compliance, Full-Scale Vehicle Rollover)

  2. 2. Virtual Testing (ATB MADYMO, LS-DYNA Simulations)

  3. 3. Analysis of Real-World Crash and Injury Databases (NASS, FARS)

CfIR and its team has made significant contributions, saved lives and reduced the likelihood and severity of human injury in the following research areas:

Automobile Occupant Protection
  1. 1. Early Occupant Protection Research -- The Minicars RSV | Publications

  2. 2. Child Restraints | Publications

  3. 3. Safety Belts | Publications

  4. 4. Airbags | Publications

  5. 5. Occupant Protection Defect Investigations | Publications

  6. 6. Analysis of Occupant Responses in Vehicles with Rollover Countermeasure Devices | Publications
Aircraft Occupant Protection | Publications

Military Pilot Protection | Publications