Frontal impact sled testing of a new designed vehicle seat track bracket

Deveci O. O. , DURMUŞ A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13588265.2021.1959150
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: Vehicle seat tracks, sled test, design validation, ECE-R14, ECE-R17
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, weight reduction methods were studied in a seat track used in a passenger cars front seats. One of front seat, which has passed regulation tests and has been verified by the finite element model, a monoblock riser bracket design has been developed instead of the existing individual brackets. The bracket geometry has determined by topography optimization. The final model was created by updating the design of the resulting model in terms of manufacturability. Finite element analyses were performed in Altair HyperWorks according to the regulation conditions. The design was validated in static and dynamic tests, including crash tests. Comparing with the existing parts, 26.7% weight has been reduced as a result of the study.