AUTOMOTIVE COLLISION IMPACT PHENOMENA

A DISCUSSION OF WHAT HAPPENS TO OCCUPANTS OF AN AUTOMOBILE DURING A COLLISION IS PRESENTED ON THE BASIS OF FINDINGS FROM A SERIES OF CONTROLLED CAR CRASHES. IN ORDER TO COVER A BROADER RANGE AS WELL AS PROVIDE MAXIMUM SEVERITY OF LOAD TO COMPONENTS UNDERGOING TEST, CARS WERE IMPACTED INTO A BARRIER IN ADDITION TO THE CAR-TO-CAR CRASHES. ITEMS SUCH AS DECELERATION OF PASSENGER COMPARTMENT, SEAT BELT LOADS, OCCUPANT DECELERATIONS, ETC., ARE REPORTED GRAPHICALLY AS THEY VARY WITH IMPACT VELOCITY. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00220424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-023 499
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1994 12:00AM