THE QUINTON HAZELL REAR UNDER-RIDE GUARD: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRASH TEST PERFORMANCE OF THE PRODUCTION MODEL
Performance of the Quinton Hazell energy-absorbing rear under-ride guard was assessed, as mounted on a commercial vehicle impacted by a typical passenger vehicle. The impact test was carried out at high speed (49km/h) to investigate the prospects of survival both from the ability of the occupants to sustain a certain degree of deceleration and from the rear under-run aspect. The impact test showed clearly the effectiveness of the under-ride guard in preventing intrusion of the passenger compartment by the commercial vehicle. The dummy occupants were shown to have received survivable deceleration levels. The hydraulic devices used in an energy-absorbing guard have the ability to provide optimum ride-down characteristic for a vehicle in a typical rear under-ride accident.
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Motor Industry Research AssociationWatling Street
Nuneaton CV10 0TU, Warwickshire, England
- Hutson, T
- Publication Date: 1977
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash tests; Measures of effectiveness; Performance tests; Underride guards; Underride override crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00399232
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: MIRA-K43775/1, HS-025 918U
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 31 1985 12:00AM