Passenger Airbag Deployment Study With Pleat Stitches
A typical passenger airbag (PAB) is made with 2D Shell Meshing in Hypermesh with an average element size of 5mm. When released at the right time, just as the occupant is pressing against the bag, the gas inside will spread through the pleat segments, providing more cushioning to the occupants. This will protect them better from injuries.
In this paper, we present a case study of passenger deployment with pleat segments. The objective of our study is to conclude that an improved version of passenger airbags provides more cushioning for the occupant in the event of a collision. A future study can also be performed for different numbers of pleats, which will depend on load cases and dummies.