CALSPAN CHRYSLER RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE. PHASE III. FINAL DESIGN REPORT. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL REPORT

A comprehensive summary of the final design of the Calspan/Chrysler RSV is presented. Reference is made to earlier studies in which the design goals were established. Details of the design tradeoff analyses and the final design decisions which culminated in the cars built for the fourth, or final, phase of the six-year program are given. These vehicles are based on a modern-high production car design which was modified to achieve the resistance to damage in low speed collisions, pedestrian safeguards and occupant protection characteristics which were desired. Subsequent testing in various types of impacts at Calspan and elsewhere demonstrated these qualities. Analytical development and testing activities supporting the evolution and improvement of the individual body and chassis components are discussed and the final parts are illustrated with photos and drawings. The documentation includes a bill of materials from which the actual automobiles were fabricated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Fabian, G J
    • Frig, G E
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 258 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314451
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZN-6069-V-23, DOT-HS-805-301
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01551
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM