DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLIANCE TEST PROCEDURES FOR FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD 215--EXTERIOR PROTECTION--PASSENGER CARS

The primary purpose of the program was to investigate the lateral and torsional stiffness characteristics of the Calspan Corporation Pendulum Test Device (PTD). The static stiffness measurements were made (before and after pendulum modification). Several pendulum impact tests were performed (before and after pendulum modification) on a 1973 Ford Galaxie bumper guard with various degrees of pendulum bumper guard centerline offset. The bumper impact tests were documented on high speed film.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • Arendt, R H
    • Cassidy, R J
    • Tunkel, D T
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050798
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZP-5353-K-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-768
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM