VAN CRASHWORTHINESS AND AGGRESSIVITY STUDY TEST REPORT I, VAN-TO-NHTSA FIXED TEST DEVICE HEAD-ON IMPACT TESTS, VOLUME I

A series of eight full-scale van crash tests was conducted. The report presents the results of six symmetric, head-on Van-to-NHTSA Fixed Test Device crash tests. Two different model vans were crashed at test speeds of 15, 25, and 30 mph. Tests 3052-1 through 3052-3 were conducted using 1979 Ford E-150 Econoline Vans, while Tests 3052-4 through 3052-6 were conducted using 1979 Dodge B-200 Vans. The objective of these tests was to study the aggressivity of vans, to provide baseline test data to support extension of FMVSS 208 to vans, and to provide initial information for the future FMVSS 400 series standards upgrading. This report contains all test results which include still photographs, dimensions, accelerometer location identification summaries of electronic data, and summaries of simulated occupant data.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Test Report 3, PB81-132326, HS-805 617 and HS-805 616.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

    1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yee, R
    • Cropper, R
    • Davis, S
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 164 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00328369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3052-79-95B/1449 Final Rpt., HS-805 613
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01942
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1982 12:00AM