TEST DEVICE AND TEST PROCEDURE TO ASSESS SIDE STRUCTURES. PHASE I--FINAL REPORT

The purpose of this report is to document the results of studies and tests performed under Phase I of the Side Structures Evaluation program. This contract involves the development of a test device which will simulate the effect of a bullet car in car-to-car side impacts. The test device described herein consists of a layered aluminum honeycomb energy-absorbing (E/A) face mounted on a wheeled bogey vehicle. The stiffness and geometry of the E/A face are based upon weighted averages of test data and frontal geometric characteristics of a representative selection of late-model cars. Three series of crash tests were conducted, along with a series of static honeycomb component tests. The crash tests were conducted to provide frontal stiffness data, to measure the E/A face stiffness, and to compare the effect of the Side Impactor with that of a bullet car in car-to-car side impacts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beharrell, J
    • Johnson, N
    • Davis, S
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 396 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-805 491
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01933
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1982 12:00AM