PASSENGER CAR/PEDESTRIAN IMPACT PROTECTION SYSTEM EVALUATION

Under the specified contract effort the application of pedestrian protective front end designs were studied using four candidate vehicles representing the 1979 passenger car fleet. The models chosen were: Dodge Omni, Ford Fairmont, Chevrolet Malibu, and Chevrolet Impala. In this study, two separate performance requirements were addressed meeting and not meeting the Part 581 Standard (49CFR Part 581). Specifically: (1) For the establishment of a pedestrian protection system design that excludes the 49CFR Part 581 requirements for the weight of each of the four 1979 market class vehicles studies, the pedestrian design system are scaled from the Battelle design; (2) For the pedestrian protection system that includes the 49CFR Part 581 requirements, the bumper system design development and necessary vehicle modification are derived from available research data and based upon a paper engineering analysis; and (3) For the 1979 model year base systems, engineering assessments and existing study data are utilized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McLean, R
    • Barbarek, LAC
    • Viergutz, O J
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 119 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00313638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-216
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-9-02112
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2002 12:00AM