EFFECT OF CARGO DISPLACEMENT ON VEHICLE COLLISION BEHAVIOR

The potential for rollover after a vehicle has collided with a roadside barrier is greatest for vehicles that have a high center of gravity, such as school buses, intercity buses, and trucks. There are various computer programs that can simulate vehicle-barrier interaction, but they can be expensive to run and do not address the phenomenon of cargo displacement during vehicle impact with a roadside barrier. A computer program that can be used to estimate the effect of cargo displacement on secondary-impact vehicle roll response is described. It is applied to delineate the rollover potential of a school bus carrying unrestrained children during a collision with a highway barrier. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1-4
  • Monograph Title: Roadside hazards, traffic barriers, and safety appurtenances
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331270
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309031133
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM