DETERMINATION OF THE TRADEOFFS BETWEEN SAFETY, WEIGHT, AND COST OF POSSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO VEHICLES STRUCTURE AND RESTRAINTS
The technical feasibility of building an automobile capable of providing increase in occupant protection while still handling, and performing like contemporary production vehicles has been demonstrated by the Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) Program. However, in recognition of the serious weight increases incurred by the various ESV fabricators in attempting to meet the stringent crash-worthiness specification, the reported study was made to obtain additional data which could be utilized in relating potential safety benefits to weight and cost penalties in subsequent ESV programs involving a spectrum of private passenger vehicles. Portions of this document are not fully legible.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Alexander, G H
- Conrad, R E
- Neale, M R
- Publication Date: 1974-12
- Pagination: 271 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Automobiles; Cost engineering; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Dynamic structural analysis; Energy absorption; Evaluation; Handling characteristics; Improvements; Materials science; Research; Safety engineering; Safety vehicles; Statistical analysis; Structural members; Survival; Traffic crashes; Vehicle performance; Vehicle tests; Weight
- Uncontrolled Terms: Handling; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Materials research; Weight mass
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00090046
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-322-3-621
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM