VEHICLE FRONT END STRUCTURE CRASH EVALUATION PROGRAM. VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT

The report presents the results of a research program conducted to determine the crash response characteristics of two front end structure systems. Computer simulations of each structure and crash environment were conducted using an existing computer crash simulation program. The two front end structures, a ramped fixed-force system and a variable stroke velocity-sensitive system, were incorporated into bogey vehicles which were crashed into a rigid barrier, a variable rigidity barrier, and production vehicle front and side structures. The test results provided data by which computer simulation of the crash conditions was verified, providing a high degree of confidence in analytical representation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027
  • Authors:
    • SHAW, L M
    • Harper, A D
    • Anderson, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 42 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Dynam Sci2310-73-160Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-046-2-486
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM