Comparison of Dynamic Response of Humans and Test Devices (Dummies)
Comparison of the dynamic response of humans and dummies is an ambiguous task since the inference is that a simple comparison is possible with a quantitative value or finite number of quantitative values available for comparison, while in fact it consists of comparing a finite number of variables with an infinite number. The dummy has a fixed number of parts and can, supposedly, be adjusted to have a fixed measurable force and/or torque displacement characteristics between the parts. The individual human, on the other hand, has a far greater number of parts that are connected by tissues of infinite adjustability. There are a relatively few dummies available, while the variety of humans is endless with new variations being produced daily. Thus, for the comparison to be meaningful it is essential that the dynamics of a single dummy type be compared to the dynamics of some limited, representative human under predetermined muscle tonus. Further, the comparison must be made under a range of identical acceleration environments.
KeywordsDynamic Response Severity Index Human Cadaver Occipital Condyle Body Component
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