A frontal impact test of a tractor-trailer into a crushable barrier at a nominal initial speed of 30 mph was performed. The test vehicle, which was operated at a total combination weight of 34,690 lbs., carried two 50th percentile Part 572 anthropomorphic test devices - one unrestrained at the driver position and the other restrained by a lap belt at the co-driver position. Test instrumentation consisted of 38 data channels providing acceleration information on both vehicle and dummy motions and force information on barrier performance as well as photographic coverage by eight real time and high speed motion picture cameras. The test report describes all aspects of the experiment - physical and operational characteristics of the vehicle, occupants, and barrier; instrumentation and photographic coverage; data acquisition and reduction; and time histories for all measured vehicle and dummy responses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • RICE, R S
    • Shoemaker, N E
  • Publication Date: 1981-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00344441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-6748-1-2 Test Rpt., DOT-HS-805-935
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH-22-80-C-07537
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1982 12:00AM