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Rear Seat Occupant Protection in Frontal Impact


Rear seat occupant protection has been a low priority until the recent introduction of safety assessment for rear adult and child occupants by Euro NCAP. Now it has moved into the focus of research and development. In addition to the Euro NCAP requirements, further NCAP ratings as well as legal requirements need to be considered in the design of the restraint systems. And real world aspects cannot be neglected either. During the 1-day seminar legal and NCAP requirements for rear seat occupant protection in frontal impact will be discussed. Furthermore the dummies used in the assessment will be presented with an emphasis on the Q6 and Q10 child dummies. For the most important load cases the relevant criteria and possible influencing parameters of the restraint system will be discussed and explored. Finally solutions for the design of the restraint system on rear seat will be shown. Note: Only frontal impact load cases will be considered.

Who should attend?

The seminar addresses simulation and test engineers, project engineers and project managers as well as the heads of development departments in the field of passive safety who work in R&D of occupant restraint-systems.

Course Objectives

The objective of the seminar is to provide an understanding of the requirements and specifics in rear seat occupant protection, to provide the knowledge of test configurations and dummies, and to provide a view on state-of-the-art solutions.

Course Contents

  • Legal requirements
  • Requirements from consumer testing
  • Dummies on the rear seat; Q6 and Q10 child dummies
  • Relevant protection criteria for the most important load cases
  • Solutions for restraint system design and optimization

Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff
Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG

Eickhoff Burkhard Eickhoff studied mechanical engineering in Hannover (Germany) focusing on vehicle engineering and applied mechanics. Starting from 1999 he worked with Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG as a test engineer for sled and crash tests. Since 2003 he has been project manager in systems development (safety belt) of the same company. He was involved in the definition and assessment of new restraint systems and he conducted feasibility studies using system simulation as well as dynamical tests. Moreover he had a consultant role regarding restraint system design. He finished his doctoral thesis at the Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg in 2012 on the reduction of belt induced thorax deflection in frontal crashes. Since 2016 he has been head of the department Virtual & System Engineering, Homologation at Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG.

Date Language Price Code
25 Nov 2019 Deutsch 790 EUR  (940 EUR from 29 Oct 2019 ) 3355
Alzenau ( gmbh, Siemensstraße 12, 63755 Alzenau) » Register
Dr.-Ing. Burkhard Eickhoff (Autoliv B.V. & Co. KG)
Seminar hours  
Monday 09:00 - 17:00

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Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

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