BARRIER COLLISIONS. IV. AN EVALUATION OF MOTORIST FORCE AND INJURY CONTROL SYSTEMS
TWO BARRIER COLLISIONS WERE CONDUCTED UNDER IDENTICAL EXPERIMENTAL CONDITIONS, EXCEPT FOR IMPACT SPEEDS WHICH WERE 35 MPH IN THE FIRST EXPERIMENT AND 28 MPH IN THE SECOND. IN THESE AUTOMOBILE COLLISION EXPERIMENTS, A FIXED BARRIER WAS USED TO CONTROL THE INFLUENCE OF THE OPPOSING FORCES OF IMPACT IN ORDER TO OBTAIN A REALISTIC MEANS FOR EVALUATING THE EFFECTS THAT VARIATIONS IN IMPACT SPEED AND TYPE RESTRAINT MAY HAVE ON EFFORTS TO CONTROL MOTORIST FORCE AND INJURY EXPOSURES. COLLISION FORCE SYSTEMS WERE QUANTIFIED FOR TWO CONFIGURATIONS OF MOTORIST RESTRAINTS. ADDITIONALLY, ONE OF THESE RESTRAINTS WAS EVALUATED FOR THREE POSITIONS OF CAR OCCUPANCY; THE OTHER RESTRAINT, A SHOULDER-LOOP DEVICE, INCLUDED AN INERTIA REEL. INFERRED INJURY DIAGNOSES AND OTHER FORMS OF ADVANCED COLLISION RESEARCH METHODOLOGY ARE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED.
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- SEVERY, D M
- MATHEWSON, J H
- Publication Date: 1961
- Media Type: Digital/other
- Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 1961.
- Highway Research Board Proceedings
- Volume: 40
- Publisher: Highway Research Board
- TRT Terms: Barriers (Roads); Constraints; Crash injury research; Crashes; Motor vehicles; Research
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00221361
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, TRB
- Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM