BODY VEHICLE INTERACTION EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. VOLUME II
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.
- See also PB-240 919.
Battelle Columbus Laboratories505 King Avenue
Columbus, OH United States 43201
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Pritz, H B
- Weis, E B
- Herridge, J T
- Publication Date: 1975-3
- Pagination: 110 p.
- TRT Terms: Cadavers; Crashes; Impact tests; Injuries; Pedestrian movement; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Testing; Traffic crashes; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Body
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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