A MODEL STUDY OF AUTOMOBILE COLLISIONS

IT WAS FOUND BY DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS THAT THE VEHICLE MOTION DURING AND AFTER COLLISIONS MAY BE STUDIED WITH SCALE MODELS, IN LIEU OF FULL-SIZE AUTOMOBILES. THE SCALE MODELS WERE DESIGNED TO EXHIBIT THE SAME COEFFICIENTS OF RESTITUTION AND FRICTION BETWEEN THE VEHICLE BODIES IN COLLISION AND THE SAME COEFFICIENT OF FRICTION OF TIRE ON TEST SURFACE AS FULL-SIZE AUTOMOBILES. POST-COLLISION MOTIONS OF THE MODEL VEHICLE DUPLICATE THOSE OF CORRESPONDING FULL-SIZE AUTOMOBILE TESTS, RESULTING FROM SIMILAR IMPULSE EXCHANGE IN COLLISION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 6 Pp, 4 Fig, 5 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Los Angeles

    School of Architecture and Urban Planning
    Los Angeles, CA  USA  90024
  • Authors:
    • Emori, R I
    • Link, D
  • Publication Date: 1969-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220495
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 16 1970 12:00AM