BASIC RESEARCH IN CRASHWORTHINESS II. FURTHER REFINEMENT IN ENGINE DEFLECTION CONCEPT

An engine deflection, front structural modification to a full size automobile is refined from a concept that was developed within a previous program. The refinement includes use of normal automobile materials in the structure and a significant weight decrease from that utilized on the original concept. Although no operational automobiles were developed in this phase of the overall program, provisions were made for all normal operational requirements. Structural performance of the originally modified vehicles during fixed object collisions was maintained with the refined vehicles. Additional data were obtained for intervehicular tests involving full size automobiles, including both front-to-side and front-to-front impacts between full size automobiles. In addition to results for numerous low speed impacts, data on the performance of the modified front structure during twelve different tests where impact speed ranged from 30 MPH to 60 MPH were developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-222 618.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • MILLER, P M
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 548 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050151
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-YB-2987-V-18Intrm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7622
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM