SCALE MODEL STUDY-VEHICLE COLLISION INTO FIXED OBJECT-FINAL REPORT

FULL-SCALE AUTOMOBILE COLLISION TESTS INTO FIXED OBJECTS SUCH AS SIGN SUPPORTS AND LIGHT POLES ARE EXPENSIVE AND TIME CONSUMING. THE INTENTION OF SCALE MODEL TESTS IS TO SUPPLEMENT, BUT NOT REPLACE, FULL-SCALE TESTS. IF USED EFFECTIVELY, MODEL TESTS WILL SCREEN OUT IRRELEVANT FULL- SCALE EXPERIMENTS, GIVE AN INSIGHT INTO THE PHENOMENON BY ASSEMBLING GOVERNING PARAMETERS, AND GUIDE IN THE FORMULATION OF ANALYTICAL MODELS. DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS WAS APPLIED TO COLLISION PEHNOMENA OF AUTOS INTO FIXED OBJECTS AND MODEL RULES ESTABLISHED. HIGH-SPEED MOVING PICTURES WERE TAKEN TO ANALYZE THE MOTION OF THE MODEL COLLISION. THE SPEED OF THE MOVING PICTURES WAS SCALED PROPERLY FROM THE CORRESPONDING FULL-SCALE COUNTERPART AS PERFORMED BY CALIFORNIA STATE HIGHWAY DIVISION FOR COMPARISONS AND VALIDATION OF THE MODEL TESTS. COMPARISON TO FULL-SCALE TEST RESULTS PROVED THAT THE MODEL TEST IS FEASIBLE IN AUTOMOBILE COLLISIONS INTO FIXED OBJECTS AND INDICATED WHAT PARAMETERS ARE GOVERNED IN THE PHENOMENA. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No UCLA-ENG-7106
  • Corporate Authors:

    Itte, Calif Univ, Los Angeles

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  • Authors:
    • Emori, R I
  • Publication Date: 1971

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 54 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00243136
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 17 1973 12:00AM