This report documents the results of vehicle crash tests, crash reconstruction studies, computer simulations, and sled tests performed under the Countermeasures for Side Impact Research Program. Four full-scale vehicle-to-vehicle front-to-side impact tests were conducted to provide baseline data for the sled test development effort. Reconstruction analyses of the vehicle tests were made, using the CRASH II and SMAC computer programs; these were reasonably successful in duplicating the actual initial test conditions. This contract resulted in the development of a unique bullet-target sled facility and test technique for simulating a front-to-side car-to-car collision. The sled tests were used to evaluate potential padding countermeasures using prototype Side Impact Dummies (HSRI SID). A major problem was encountered in the sled test program due to the excessive "fragility" of the prototype dummies. These problems, investigations, and repairs made are documented in detail to assist NHTSA in the final development of a side impact dummy suitable for compliance testing.

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    Dynamic Science

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  • Authors:
    • Shaw, M
    • Knight, E
    • Rodack, M
    • Trudgen, A
    • Davis, S
  • Publication Date: 1982-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 239 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396126
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 8329-81-107B/1931 Final Rpt., HS-806 320
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02177
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM