Investigation of Pressure Rise in Automotive Airbags

  • Viktória Mikáczó
  • Zoltán Siménfalvi
  • Gábor L. Szepesi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Safety is a widely spread topic in engineering, from specific producing processes to everyday life. Innovation of passenger cars belongs to the frontline of industrial sector. Higher and higher performance motors, more streamlined vehicle dynamics, more reliable autonomous vehicles, and minor noise and vibration are the most expected developments what customers prefer. However, it is not allowed to forget automotive safety, which effectiveness prevents fatalities to drivers and passengers.

A very important part of this safety system are the airbags. Frontal airbags aim at preventing serious injuries from impacts of the driver’s or passenger’s head or upper body against the steering wheel or other parts of the vehicle. Worldwide almost every vehicle produced with frontal or front-seat passenger airbags. Their improvement and investigation of operation is a main role of production. Pressure rise and gas temperature in bladders are significant information related to their operating mechanism.

Many investigations can be found in literature which describe the occurring processes during the explosion. Most of them are computational or experimental ones, and others sets up mathematical models. This paper presents options of modelling pressure rise in automotive airbags and inflators.


Automotive Airbag Pressure rise Review 



The described article/presentation/study was carried out as part of the EFOP-3.6.1-16-2016-00011 “Younger and Renewing University – Innovative Knowledge City – institutional development of the University of Miskolc aiming at intelligent specialisation” project implemented in the framework of the Szechenyi 2020 program. The realization of this project is supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MiskolcMiskolc-EgyetemvárosHungary

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