THOR-50M
THOR-50M
THOR-50M
THOR-50M - Front View
THOR-50M

THOR-50M

  • Standard ATD 472-0000
  • Euro NCAP ATD 472-0000-ENCAP / 472-0000-ENCAP-L

Our Test device for Human Occupant Restraint, or THOR, is the future of crash-technology, available today. THOR incorporates major advancements in biofidelity and sensing, with significantly expanded instrumentation and improved user handling. Available in adult male and female models, THOR is our most sophisticated ATD for assessing whole-body trauma in a variety of occupant restraint environments.

THOR-50M is an advanced frontal-impact 50th percentile adult male ATD. Descended from a series of prototypes and production models that have been in continuous refinement since 1995, the THOR-50M design is currently being validated by NHTSA and Euro NCAP for certified use in frontal impact tests. Humanetics is actively involved in addressing the test procedures, replacement parts and other refinements needed to ensure regulatory adoption.

THOR-50M has been under active development since approximately 2016 through 2020.

Specifications
Key Features

THOR-50M biofidelic kinematics (versus Hybrid III 50th Male)

  • Neck: Improved representation of occipital condyle, muscle and bending shape
  • Thorax, shoulder: Improved restraint interaction
  • Spine: Flexible joints in thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Pelvis: Less coupling to femur motion
  • Femur: Biofidelic axial load response
  • Development: Approximately 2016, ongoing in 2020
OVERALL DIMENSIONS 1015.6 x 486.4 x 1231.4 mm 40.0 x 19.1 x 48.5 in
TOTAL WEIGHT 76.6 kg 168.9 lb
FOOTPRINT/WORK AREA 1015.6 x 486.4 mm 40.0 x 19.1 in
SEATED HEIGHT 0.0 x 0.0 x 906.5 mm 0.0 x 0.0 x 35.7 in
  •  Testing restraint systems in frontal vehicle crash scenarios
WHERE USED DEFINING REGULATION
Euro NCAP MPDB Moving Progressive Deformable Barrier Frontal Crash Protocol
ANCAP MPDB Moving Progressive Deformable Barrier Frontal Crash Protocol
LINEAR ACCELEROMETERS LOAD CELLS LOAD CELLS TILT SENSOR DISPLACEMENT
Head Axyz, Axyz Face (5X) Fx A.S.I.S. L/R Fx, My Head Θxy Thorax IRTRACC Upper L/R Dxyz
Upper Thoracic Spine Axyz Skull Spring Fz Acetabulum L/R Fxyz Thorax IRTRACC Lower L/R Dxyz
Lower Thoracic Spine Axyz Upper Neck Fxyz, Mxyz Femur Fxz Abdomen IRTRACC L/R Dxyz
Pelvis Axyz Lower Neck Fxyz, Mxyz Leg Lower Fxyz, Mxyz Tibia (Knee) L/R Displacement Dx
Foot L/R Axyz Clavicle L/R (4X) Fx & (4X) Fz (total) Upper Tibia Fxyz, Mxy Ankle angles L/R Θxyz
Upper Arm L/R Fxyz, Mxyz Lower Tibia Fxyz, Mxy
Thoracic Spine Fxyz, Mxy Achilles L/R Fz
Lumbar Spine Fxyz, Mxyz