Experiment Design for Crash Test Dummies

Working with the company, Humanetics ATD Manufacturing, a structure was designed that would test a frontal impact and a side impact on a crash test dummy simultaneously. Before this structure, the company would test the frontal and side impact separately, but this new design would allow for better data to be collected on an impact that is not directly on the front or the side of a vehicle. Using the steps to designing an experiment that were taught throughout the semester and the information given by Humanetics’ website, I was able to evaluate the current design of the structure and alter it to create the new testing structure. Due to COVID-19, we were not able to build and test the structure before the semester was over, however, when built, this structure could help better the understanding of how the body reacts during different vehicle impacts.