The results of biomechanical testing of the WorldSID production dummy are presented in this paper. The WorldSID dummy is a new, advanced Worldwide Side Impact Dummy that has the anthropometry of a mid-sized adult male. Based on previous testing the dummy design was frozen and developed into a production version of the WorldSID dummy. This dummy has been tested to determine that the biofidelity of the dummy has not degraded during its development and refinement.
The response corridors are defined in the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) Technical Report 9790. This dummy has been subjected to a rigorous program of testing to evaluate its biofidelity. The dummy’s head, neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis were evaluated against the ISO technical report requirements. Testing included drop tests, pendulum impacts, and sled tests. The biofidelity rating of the WorldSID was calculated using the weighted biomechanical test response procedure developed by ISO.
The WorldSID dummy has an overall ISO Biofidelity rating of 8.0, which corresponds to an ISO classification of "good". In addition the dummy shows good repeatability and good reproducibility. A comparison of the WorldSID dummy biofidelity compared to other existing side impact dummies biofidelity ratings will also be provided.