An Optimal Design of the Curtain Airbag System Using the Response Surface Method

반응표면법을 이용한 커튼 에어백 시스템의 최적설계

  • Received : 2012.06.25
  • Accepted : 2012.09.24
  • Published : 2013.01.01


There is not enough absorption space in the side of a vehicle so injuries to a passenger are higher compared to frontal impact injuries. For the protection of the passenger in the event of a side impact, vehicle regulations and new car assessment program(NCAP) are implemented all over the world. However, passive safety such as absorption technology of vehicle body itself is limited due to the narrow space of the side part. At the present time, it is well known that a side airbag including a curtain airbag is the most effective system to protect the passenger during a side impact. In this study, optimum design of the curtain airbag is carried out to reduce Head Injury Criterion(HIC) of the passenger. Based on crashworthiness simulation, an orthogonal array is selected based on the defined design variables, the response surfaces are generated from the orthogonal array and optimization is conducted with the surfaces.


Curtain Airbag;Head Injury Criteria;Euro Side Impact Dummy;Orthogonal Array;One Way Table;Response Surface Method


Supported by : 한국건설교통기술평가원


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