BODY-VEHICLE INTERACTION: EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. VOLUME I. SUMMARY
The final report is presented in two volumes as follows: Volume I - Summary; Volume II - Technical Discussion. An experimental study was conducted to investigate injuries sustained by the lower body of a standing adult pedestrian when impact with the front portion of a vehicle. Fifteen unembalmed cadavers were impacted at vehicle speeds between 10 and 30 mph with a vehicle simulation consisting of two impactors--hood edge and bumber. Various vehicle geometries and surface compliances, representative of both current production and candidate injury attenuating designs, were investigated. The results indicate that injuries to the lower body of an adult pedestrian are strongly dependent upon vehicle design--particularly the height and compliance of the vehicle impact surfaces.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Printz, H B
- Weis, E B
- Herridge, J T
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Abdomen; Bumpers; Cadavers; Crash injury research; Crashes; Impact tests; Injuries; Leg; Motor vehicle bodies; Pedestrian movement; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Research; Testing; Traffic crashes; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Experimental data; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies; Body; Leg anatomy
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00090631
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-361-3-745
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 10 1975 12:00AM