Restraint System Analysis

Our heritage is in the specification and analysis of safety restraint systems, along with their integration into new vehicles. We have been working together with Vehicle Manufacturers and Restraint suppliers for over ten years providing our services with regards to

  • Airbags
  • Seat belts and harness restraints
  • Belt pretensioner
  • Knee Bolsters and Interior impact zones
  • Seat Performance

The main areas of restraint system application that we are involved in is biomechanics which is the science that examines forces acting upon and within a biological structure and the effects produced by such forces.

  • Side impact
  • Frontal Impact
  • Roll over
  • Rear impact

At it’s simplest level a restraint system is designed to manage and control the kinematic energy of an occupant within the confines of a vehicle, during a deceleration event. This way we can ensure that we minimise the risk of injury in any given scenario. Through the use of physical testing and numerical modelling we help our customers to fine tune and deliver the capability required for their vehicles, not only to the minimal legal or consumer test requirement but normally well beyond normal legislative thresholds.


Modern vehicles operate with complex electronic management systems able to detect the onset of an impact to the vehicle and if required take evasive action i.e. activate electronic stability program in order to avoid the incident and if unable to prevent the collision then it would deploy the restraint system in a given level of activation to ensure maximum protection with minimal risk of injury to the user.  The Algorithms used in these devices are derived from data created within a suite of simulation runs using products such as MADYMO  in order to define the maximum level of protection that can be delivered to the various sized occupants that would be operating such a vehicle.

With ever increasing applications, specialized software and highly advanced methodologies; contact Advanced Simtech today to find out how we could benefit your organization.

From assisting in the development of airbag firing strategies through to improving computer modelling methodologies for manufacturers and restraints suppliers, we are able to understand the real world application of such devices. 

As a result we are often called upon as an expert witness to provide guidance when such a device is alleged to have functioned in an unexpected manner. 

More on Expert Witness Services:

> Introduction
Vehicle Interior Examinations
> Forensic Data Capture

 

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