Hybrid III 5th Female

Available Product Lines

  • ATD Assembly
    • 880105-000-H
  • ATD Assembly with Ball Slider Knees
    • 880105-000-BKS-H 


The Hybrid III 5th Female Crash Test Dummy was developed by First Technology Safety Systems and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Biomechanics Subcommittees, CDC and Ohio State University. The dummy represents the smallest segment of the adult population and derived from scaled data from the Hybrid III 50th Dummy. Originally developed in 1988, the dummy was upgraded in 1991 to evaluate seat belt submarining. It was upgraded again in 1997 to improve the dummy's ability to evaluate airbag aggressiveness, particularly for the car driver close to the steering wheel in the "Out Of Position" (OOP) test condition. The Hybrid III 5th Female dummy is dynamically tested and proven to the latest test conditions and includes the ability to measure the  thorax Viscous Criterion.

Simulation Models

Humanetics offers highly detailed and fully validated Finite Element Models of its dummies in the codes LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH, ABAQUS and RADIOSS, along with FE modeling consultancy services.

Dummy Features

Head and Neck

The skull and skull cap are one piece cast aluminum parts with removable vinyl skins. The neck is a segmented rubber and aluminum construction with a center cable. It accurately simulates the human dynamic moment/rotation flexion and extension response.

Upper Torso

Six high strength spring steel ribs with polymer based damping material attached to a ballasted spine box to simulate the human thorax. The human dynamic force/deflection characteristics are matched in the dummy. Accelerometers mounted on the sternum and in parallel locations on the spine box allow accurate measurement of the Viscous Criterion even at high compression rates. Low friction guides restrain the vertical motion of the rib set in acute airbag loading, and bump stops prevent over compression of the rib cage. The dummy is equipped as standard with a potentiometer and arm to measure deflection between the spine and the sternum.

Lower Torso

The cylindrical butyl rubber lumbar spine mounts on an optional six-axis lumbar load cell attached to the pelvis. The straight lumbar spine provides an erect seated posture representing the small statured person in the driving position. The pelvis is a vinyl skin/urethane foam molded over an aluminum casting in the seated position. The ball-jointed femur attachments can have bump stops to reproduce the human leg to hip moment/rotation characteristics. The iliac wings can be fitted with six load bolts to measure the lap belt load points to predict submarining. The legs can accept a full range of knee and tibia displacement and force transducers to evaluate lower leg injury. The foot and ankle is available with an improved range of motion incorporating soft stop ankles and a compressible heel.

Technical Specifications


Location Description Channels
Head: 3 Accelerometers in a Triax Pack Ax,Ay,Az (used for HIC)
Six-Axis Upper Neck Load Cell
Five-Axis Lower Neck Load Cell
3 Accelerometers in a triaxial array
Chest Displacement Potentiometer Std Equipment
Five-Axis Thoracic Spine Load Cell
Lumbar Spine: Five-Axis Lumbar Spine Load Cell Fx,Fy,Fz,Mx,My
3 Accels or 1 Triax pack    
A.S.I.S. Load Cell ( Iliac Wings )
Ax, Ay, Az
Fx,My (per side)
Uniaxial Femur Load Cell
Six-Axis Femur Load Cell
Knee Shear Displacement
Fx (per leg)
Fx,Fy,Fz,Mx,My,Mz (per leg)
Dx (per knee)
Lower Legs:
Biaxial Knee Clevis Load Cells
Four Axis Upper Tibia Load Cells
Four Axis Lower Tibia Load Cells
Fz, Fz (per leg)
Fx, Fz, Mx, My (per leg)
Fx, Fz, Mx, My (per leg)

*Special configurations are available in the upper and lower tibia to include four (4) of the six (6) channels available.

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Test Equipment

The following fixtures are required to calibrate and set up the Hybrid III 5th Female Dummy.

Location Description
Head Head Drop
Neck Pendulum
Mounting Plate for the Neck
Neck Compression Tool
Neck Compression Tool Adaptor
Thorax Pendulum
Chest Impact Probe (14 Kg/30.8lbs)
Calibration Unit
Chest Depth Gage Assembly
H-Point Locator
Knee Impact/Knee Shear Test
Knee Impact Probe 6.6lb.
Knee Shear Probe 16.0lb.
Load Distribution Bracket
Hip Range of Motion Fixture
HROM Kit for H3-5th
Torso Flexion
Automated Torso Flexion Test Fixture
Torso Flexion Bracket
Foot Compression
Foot Compression Test Fixture
Ankle Shell Assembly
Ext. Dimensions External Dimensions Seat

Assembly Weights

Part Weight (lbs.) Tolerance (lb. +/-)
Head Assembly 8.23 .1
Neck Assembly 2.00 .2
Upper Torso Assembly w/Jacket 26.50 .3
Lower Torso 29.20 .3
Upper Arm, Left or Right 2.60 .1
Lower Arm, Left or Right 1.98 .1
Hand, Left or Right 0.62 .1
Upper Leg, Left or Right 6.90 .2
Lower Leg, Left or Right 7.20 .1
Foot, Left or Right 1.60 .1
Total Weight 108.03  2.0

External Dimensions

Description Dimension (in.) Tolerance (in. +/-)
Total Sitting Height 31.00 .5
Theoretical Standing Height 59.00 .1
Head Depth 7.20 .2
Head Breadth 5.60 .2
Head Circumference 21.20 .4
Head Back from Backline 1.80 .1
Chest Depth without Jacket 7.20 .3
Chest Circumference w/Jacket 34.10 .6
Ref. Location for Chest Circumference 14.00 .2
Shoulder Breadth 14.10 .3
Shoulder Pivot from Backline 3.00 .3
Shoulder to Elbow Length 11.30 .4
Shoulder Pivot Height 17.50 .5
Elbow Rest Height 7.60 .4
Back of Elbow to Wrist Point 9.90 .3
Waist Circumference 30.50 .6
Ref. Location for Waist Circumference 6.50 .2
Hip Breadth 12.10 .3
Hip Pivot Height 3.30 .1
Hip Pivot from Backline 5.80 .1
Buttock Popliteal Length 16.80 .5
Buttock to Knee Pivot Length 18.50 .5
Buttock to Knee Length 21.00 .5
Popliteal Height 14.40 .4
Thigh Clearance 5.00 .3
Knee Pivot Height 16.00 .5
Foot Breadth 3.40 .3
Foot Length 8.90 .3