Air Bag

Air Bag: An air bag module has three main parts: the air bag, the inflator, and the propellant. The driver's-side air bag material is manufactured with a heat shield coating to protect the fabric from scorching, especially near the inflator assembly, during deployment.

How is an airbag made: There are three parts to an airbag that help to accomplish this feat: The bag itself is made of a thin, nylon fabric, which is folded into the steering wheel or dashboard or, more recently, the seat or door. The airbag's inflation system reacts sodium azide (NaN3) with potassium nitrate (KNO3) to produce nitrogen gas.

What materials are used to make an airbag: The airbag itself is typically made of nylon. Either nitrogen or argon gas is used to inflate an airbag. Both of these gases are non-toxic. Immediately after a deployment, "smoke-like" residue will be present in the air.

What are the 3 main parts of an airbag: The airbag module contains both an inflator unit and the lightweight fabric airbag. The airbag system consists of three basic parts: (1) An airbag module, (2) crash sensors, and (3) a diagnostic unit. Some systems may also have an on/off switch, which allows the airbag to be deactivated.

How does an airbag protect you: Airbags provide added protection to seatbelts. For example, in higher-speed crashes, a seatbelt alone may not prevent a driver's head from hitting the steering column. The deployment of a airbag protects the head and upper body of the driver, and reduces some of the force exerted on the driver by the seatbelt.

What are the benefits of airbags: These benefits include: A 37 percent increase in protection from slamming into the hard steering wheel. Although airbags aren't soft and pillow-like, they do provide some support in which to ease the forward momentum of your body from striking the steering wheel or dashboard in a collision.

Inflatable: An air bag is an inflatable cushion designed to protect automobile occupants from serious injury in the case of a collision. The air bag is part of an inflatable restraint system, also known as an air cushion restraint system (ACRS) or an air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS), because the air bag is designed to supplement the protection offered by seat belts.

How do air bags work: Airbags work by inflating as soon as the vehicle starts to slow down as the result of an accident. They then begin to deflate as soon as the driver or passenger's head makes contact with them. The bag, which is packed into a space behind the steering wheel or on the passenger side dash, inflates.

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