DEVELOPMENT OF A TEST METHODOLOGY FOR EVALUATING CRASH COMPATIBILITY AND AGGRESSIVENESS. TEST REPORT 3: 1975 VOLVO 244DL-TO-NHTSA TEST DEVICE

The report presents the results of two full-scale, head-on collisions between the NHTSA Test Device and 1975 Volvo 244DL four-door sedans. The objective of these tests was to help establish a test methodology for evaluating crash compatibility and aggressiveness. The Test Device is unique honey-comb-faced load-measuring tool which is adaptable to both moving barrier and fixed barrier collisions. Data contained includes graphical and tabular presentations of vehicle deformation, Test Device load cell data, vehicle and simulated occupant acceleration, velocity, and displacement values, dynamic displacement of string potentiometers, and restraint survival distances. Also included are tabular summaries of occupant injury criteria, exterior and interior static vehicle deformation, and restraint system loads and vehicle descriptions. Data for a 45-mph fixed Test Device collision is compared to that for an "equivalent" moving Test Device collision.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

    1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yee, R
    • Cropper, R
    • Davis, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 226 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305902
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-170 Final Rpt., 8316-78-145A
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01758
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM