To discover what happens to a motorcycle in a variety of collisions, a model about 24 inches long was constructed with a dummy figure fitted, all contained in a travelling cage moving down a sloping runway. The dimensions, velocities, etc. of the components are related by the principle of dimensional similarity so that relative motions and velocities remain as those of a full-sized machine. This enables the ultimate effect on the dummy to be photographed after the accident and from this can be built up a design for a safety motorcycle that will withstand the collisions met in practice. /Author/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-16
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152378
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM