THE FUNCTION OF A TESTING ESTABLISHMENT FOR PASSIVE SAFETY AT THE PRAGUE RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ROAD VEHICLES (UVMV)

DIE TAETIGKEIT DER PRUEFSTELLE FUER PASSIVE SICHERHEIT IM PRAGER FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER KRAFTFAHRZEUGE UVMV

TESTS FOR PASSIVE SAFETY FOLLOW THE REGULATIONS PUBLISHED BY THE ECE SO THAT RESULTS FROM ALL EUROPEAN APPROVAL TESTING ESTABLISHMENTS ARE COMPARABLE. THOSE FACTORS ESPECIALLY TESTED ARE: THE SOUNDNESS OF DOOR LOCKS AND HINGES, ELASTIC- AND PLASTIC DEFORMATION OF THE STEERING WHEEL AND COLUMN UNDER FRONTAL IMPACT, THE REACTIVE ABILITY OF ANCHORAGE POINTS IN SYSTEMS FOR RETAINING PERSONS IN POSITION (FOR EXAMPLE SAFETY BELTS), THE SEATS AND THEIR FIXING DETAILS, HEAD SUPPORTS AND OTHER INTERNAL COMPONENTS. FURTHER, THE BEHAVIOUR OF A VEHICLE IS INVESTIGATED WHEN SOMERSAULTING AND UNDER CONDITIONS OF REAR AND SIDE IMPACT. THE REPORT ATTEMPTS TO SHOW THE PROBLEMS WITH DIFFERENT TESTS FOR PASSIVE SAFETY WHICH ARE MAINLY CLOSELY CONNECTED WITH THE SOUNDNESS CRITERIA OF THE VEHICLE CONSTRUCTION. THESE PROBLEMS ARE ALSO CONNECTED WITH THE COMPLEX OF PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS, THAT IS THE DANGER TO LIFE AND HEALTH OF THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS. CONDITIONS MUST BE CREATED SO THAT THE HUMAN BODY CAN WITHSTAND SUDDEN OVERLOADING AND CAN ENDURE THE PERIOD IN A DEFORMED VEHICLE CELL REMAINING ALIVE WITH AS FEW INJURIES AS POSSIBLE.

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  • Accession Number: 01292677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:38AM