Crashworthiness analysis of three prototype ambulance vehicles

This paper is an evaluation of the predicted safety performance of three USA prototype ambulance vehicles with aftermarket structural modifications. Expected safety performance was analyzed using existing and established automotive safety principles. Information on design and construction of the vehicles was identified, and evaluated via application of basic engineering crashworthiness principles and laws of physics, with a specific focus on countermeasure design for reducing harmful loading and injury causation potential in crashes or sudden decelerations. Data sources used for the analysis included: vehicle specifications, inspections, photographs, crash tests and published crashworthiness and injury mitigation literature.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: 20th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV)

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01387382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2012 10:22PM