SCALE MODELING OF VEHICLE CRASHES--TECHNIQUES, APPLICABILITY, AND ACCURACY COST EFFECTIVENESS
The utility of scale model experiments for crashworthiness research is examined. In Part I, two examples illustrate the use of scale models in crashworthiness research. It is concluded that scale models can be used in place of full-scale experiments for many applications. In Part II, the cost effectiveness of scale modeling is measured by comparing the costs of full-scale experiments with scaled experiments that meet the same objectives. It is concluded that scaled experiments increase the flexibility, reduce the cost, and hasten the completion of a program. /SAE/
- Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Occupant Protection.
New York, NY USA 10017
- Holmes, B S
- Sliter, G
- Publication Date: 1974
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crashworthiness; Impact tests; Research; Scale models; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Test results
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00080619
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 740586, SAE P-53
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM