tirs puits de chute

09:23 Apr 21, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
French term or phrase: tirs puits de chute
Describes a procedure for testing the fabric used on a car airbag:

Pour cette phase, on réalisera :
- 5 tirs sévérisés statiques pour valider la tenue de l’interface.
- 5 tirs sévérisés puits de chute pour solliciter l’assemblage périphérique.
Les tirs statiques s’effectueront sur planche de bord dans le cas de modules passagers.
Les tirs puits de chute sont réalisés à 8m/s Masse impacteur = 35 Kg

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3 +1in a fall tunnel



3 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
in a fall tunnel

I don't know the correct translation, but there's a picture of a "puits de chute" in this context on the first webpage, and there's a translated text containing the term at the second address, but access is unfortunately not free.

    Reference: http://www.utac.com/fr/html/synthese_dsi/pop_secu_passive_pu...
    Reference: http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/rp/rp2_abst_e?cjce_l99-07...
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agree  Bourth (X): I've been looking for "drop shaft" (to no avail) but feel the words match the picture.
22 mins
  -> 699 hits on google can't be bad;-) but I did also find "a fall-tunnel experiment".
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