Authors: A. Garcia Gracia, T. Vicente Corral, M. Sanchez Lozano
Addresses: INSIA-UPM, University Institute for Automotive Research, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid 28031, Spain. ' INSIA-UPM, University Institute for Automotive Research, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid 28031, Spain. ' Mechanical Engineering Department, University Miguel Hernandez (UMH), Elche 03202, Alicante, Spain
Abstract: The introduction of mandatory safety belts for passengers in coaches has raised the discussion about the influence of occupants and belts in rollover results. The retention provided by the safety belts in the rollover will contribute to reduction of the injuries to the occupants but may lead to greater concerns over the vehicle structure. In this paper, the work carried out by INSIA-UPM to determine the influence of passengers under rollover requirements is presented.
Keywords: rollover; buses; coaches; safety belts; UN-ECE regulations; passive safety; structural strength; energy absorption.
International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2006 Vol.13 No.3, pp.163 - 179
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