LIMITING PERFORMANCE APPROACH TO SYSTEMS DESIGN. REFINEMENTS TO SAFETY SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION MODEL

This report summarizes the efforts of the University of Virginia in continuing the development of the Safety Systems Optimization Model (SSOM). During the current contract year, a number of studies were conducted and a wide range of improvements were made to the SSOM. Major accomplishments included: (1) a comprehensive review of the accident data bases and statistical assumptions, (2) an update of accident data files, (3) a comprehensive review of the biomechanical transforms, (4) the development of new, AIS based transforms for frontally impacted occupants, (5) the development of new, AIS based transforms for frontally impacted occupants, (5) the development of new approximating functions to generate HIC and CSI numbers for use in conjunction with the AIS-based transforms, and (6) the completion of new evaluations of the Pinto/Maverick image vehicle, comparing the impact on efu-counts of the new accident data files and the new biomechanical transforms. In addition, new documentation of the SSOM was prepared.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Virginia, Charlottesville

    Center for Transportation Studies, P.O. Box 400742
    Charlottesville, VA  United States  22904-4742

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pilkey, W D
    • White Jr, K P
  • Publication Date: 1983-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 179 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00393952
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-RSPA-SMA-50-83-9
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-RC-82019
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM