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/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Occupant Protection.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Holmes, B S
    • Sliter, G
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080619
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 740586, SAE P-53
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM