Modeling thermal burns due to airbag deployment.

  title={Modeling thermal burns due to airbag deployment.},
  author={Geoffry Norman Mercer and Hazoor Singh Sidhu},
  journal={Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries},
  volume={31 8},
Automotive airbags are now a widely accepted safety measure designed to reduce morbidity associated with motor vehicle accidents. Their usage is increasing with multiple airbags (driver, passenger and side curtain) being fitted to many vehicles. However the deployment of airbags has been identified as causing injuries in some instances including minor burns. There are three mechanisms for thermal burns due to an airbag; contact with the hot expelled gases from the airbag, contact with the hot… CONTINUE READING