An experimental study was conducted to investigate injuries sustained by the lower body of a standing adult pedestrian when impacted 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 bumper. 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-240 919.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pritz, H B
    • Weis, E B
    • Herridge, J T
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 110 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090655
  • 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