Biomechanics & Trauma

THOR

Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint
THOR Male Female
THOR

Male

50th Percentile Male ATD

The Test Device for Human Occupant Restraint (THOR) is an advanced 50th percentile male anthropomorphic test device (ATD or crash test dummy) that represents human-like anthropometry and response to impact. THOR includes extensive instrumentation to assess the performance of vehicle safety systems designed to mitigate injuries in frontal and frontal oblique crashes.

Hardware Description

These files are made available to the public without charge and may be used, copied, and distributed. Please note that portions of the shoulder design in these files are currently under pending U.S. patent application by Humanetics Innovative Solutions, Inc. (Humanetics) of Plymouth, Michigan, USA

Previous Releases

Documentation

Finite Element Model

Papers & Reports

Public Meetings

Female

The THOR 5th ATD builds on the same technology as the THOR 50th Male ATD, but is designed to represent a 5th percentile female automotive occupant.

The THOR 5th design has been updated to include design features parallel to the THOR 50th Mod Kit build level. As of September 2014, NHTSA has released a draft version of the Technical Data Package (TDP) for the THOR 5th consisting of the downloadable components provided below. This TDP remains under Agency review for accuracy and completeness and is being offered for informational purposes only. Changes to the TDP that may come about shall be documented and will be updated periodically.

Hardware Description


Documentation

Papers & Reports