EXPERIMENT AND ACCIDENT: COMPARISON OF DUMMY TEST RESULTS AND REAL PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
To clarify to what extent the results gained from known automobile-pedestrian impact experiments may be applied to actual accidents, comparisons with the analysis of actual accidents and comparable experiments were made with particular attention to the pattern of damage and the throw distances of the pedestrians. These results produced parameters that should be of additional use in forensic practice for defining the location of collision on the roadway. The injury patterns sustained by pedestrians involved in traffic accidents were related to vehicle damage and classified with respect to impact geometry. From the conclusions drawn from the pedestrians' motions, impact stress, and tolerance, experimental results may well be applied to the reconstruction of actual automobile-pedestrian collisions. However, this is true only within distinct classes of impact geometry, characterized by automobile front-end design, pedestrian size, and impact position.
- Part of the proceedings of the eighteenth Stapp Car Crash Conference, Warrendale, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1974. pp 29-69.
New York, NY United States 10017
- SCHNEIDER, H
- BEIER, G
- Publication Date: 1974
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 41 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash injury research; Crash investigation; Impact tests; Loss and damage; Pedestrian vehicle interface; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Shock resistance; Traffic conflicts; Traffic crashes; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Impact strength
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00080410
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 741177
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM