HEAD ON CRASH TESTS WITH FRONT-ENGINED VEHICLES IN VARIOUS STATES OF CORROSION

FRONTAL-CRASHVERSUCHE MIT FRONTMOTORFAHRZEUGEN UNTERSCHIEDLICHEN KORROSIONSZUSTANDES

As part of the research into the long life car, 6500 vehicles were treated for corrosion, and head on impact tests were carried out on 31 front-engined vehicles of various type and age. The following facts were revealed: main corrosion attack was on the exterior parts of the vehicles; those areas which are particularly important for energy absorption had greater resistance to corrosion attack. In the crash tests on the two types of front engined vehicles, vehicles which were very corroded behaved significantly differently from those which were uncorroded. The marked deformation of the interior showed that there was a great risk of injury from the intrusion of the dashboard. The driver is also at risk from the greater steering wheel displacement in older vehicles. The impact tests on the front-engined vehicles examined showed that there was not much difference between new vehicles of a similar type if body corrosion has only progressed so far that the vehicle would pass an immediate tuev inspection. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Information Verlag

    Obere Hauptstrasse 13, Postfach 131
    D-7634 Kippenheim,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Hamm, L
    • BELL, A L
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 3-10
  • Serial:
    • Verkehrsunfall
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Information Verlag

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330488
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM