Protection efficiency of side airbag on child occupant
Journal article, 2011

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the injury risk of child occupant exposed to the deployed side airbag in side impact. Based on the Prescribed Structure Motion, LS-Dyna and MADYMO softwares was used to develop the simulation models. Simulations with and without side airbag deployment were carried out under the Euro-NCAP side impact conditions. The dynamic response parameters of head, neck and thorax of 6-year-old child with misusing and using correctly booster seat were analyzed and compared. The results indicated that the child misusing booster seat may not receive the threat of side airbag for head and thorax. The child using booster seat correctly may receive the protective benefits of side airbag for head and thorax. Whether a child misuses or uses correctly booster seat, the injury risk of neck depends on the real impact situations.

booster seat

side airbag

side impact

child occupant

protective effectiveness


Xingmei Yang

Jikuang Yang

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Xiangcui Qi

Jiangsu Daxue Xuebao (Ziran Kexue Ban) / Journal of Jiangsu University (Natural Science Edition)

1671-7775 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 4 379-384, id. 1671-7775(2011)04-0000-0-

Areas of Advance


Life Science Engineering (2010-2018)

Subject Categories

Computational Mathematics

Vehicle Engineering

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

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