FRONTAL AND SIDE IMPACT CRASHWORTHINESS - COMPACT CARS
A study was conducted to develop techniques for the improvement of front and side vehicle crashworthiness. These techniques were applied to a production compact vehicle, the 1973 AMC Hornet. General vehicle configuration was maintained as was production feasibility. Total weight increase for all modifications was 104 lbs. Five baseline, three subsystem and fifteen system vehicle crash tests were conducted. Modified vehicles demonstrated substantial improvement over baseline vehicle performance. Computer simulations were conducted and results of simulations compared with crash test results.
AMF IncorporatedAdvanced Systems Laboratory, 495 South Fairview Avenue
Goleta, CA United States 93017
- Wingenbach, W J
- Lagerquist, R E
- Publication Date: 1974-3
- Pagination: 211 p.
- Accession Number: 00057018
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-257-2-461
- Files: NTIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM