HEAVY TRUCK PILOT CRASH TEST ROLLOVER

A ninety-degree rollover of a tractor-trailer on its left side was accomplished. This test was performed at an approach speed of 35 mph by directing the vehicle from a straight-ahead level path onto a side slope with a nominal inclination angle to the horizontal of 55 degrees. The test vehicle, which was operated at a total weight of 35,000 pounds, carried two 50th percentile Part 572 anthropometric 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 33 data channels to measure vehicle accelerations, dummy acceleration and force data, and vehicle roll rate. Photographic coverage of the event was provided by one real time and eight high speed motion picture cameras. This report contains information on all aspects of the test physical characteristics of the vehicle and dummies, photographic and kinematic instrumentation, and data reduction methods. Still photographs of pre-test and post-test scenes as well as time histories of all measured vehicle and dummy responses are included.

  • 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
  • Publication Date: 1981-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00346170
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-6748-V-4 Final Rpt., HS-805 978
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-80-C-07537
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1982 12:00AM