DEVELOPMENT OF A GENERAL PURPOSE ROLLOVER TEST DEVICE

A number of rollover test techniques have been used in the past to study vehicle and occupant response in rollover situations. These have included dynamic, full-scale procedures as well as laboratory tests. Typically, full-scale procedures have experienced difficulties in test repeatability while laboratory tests offer little opportunity to evaluate occupant protection considerations. The reported project was undertaken with the objective of designing and fabricating a new rollover test device that offered two significant advantages over previous methods of achieving a vehicle rollover. These include delivery of the test vehicle to touchdown with the ground in a repeatable manner and a great deal of flexibility in the range of touchdown conditions that can be achieved. A general purpose rollover test device was fabricated and tested under the project. A dynamic demonstration test was conducted that demonstrated operation of the device. Based on experience with that test, an operational procedure was developed for the rollover test device.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MGA Research Corporation

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    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Segal, D J
    • Kamholz, L R
  • Publication Date: 1983-9

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: G45-V-1 Final Rpt., HS-806 550
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-82-C-07035
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM