FIAT 2000/AMF ESVS FRONT-TO-FRONT IMPACT TEST AT 75 MPH
The report presents the test results of a front-to-front collision between a Fiat 2000 pound class Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV) and a 5200 pound AMF ESV at a closure speed of 75 miles per hour. The objective of this test was to assist in the understanding of problems associated with crashworthiness in the traffic mix, i.e., car-to-car compatibility and aggressiveness. This crash test evaluated the structural integrity and dynamic response of the Fiat ESV when involved in collision with a larger ESV. The test also investigated the potential benefits of velocity-sensitive front-end structures to accommodate lighter weight vehicles such as the Fiat ESV. The test was successful in that Fiat compartment integrity was adequately maintained.
Ultrasystems, IncorporatedDynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, AZ United States 85027
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-4
- Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 150 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Bumpers; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Design standards; Dynamic loads; Dynamic tests; Impact tests; Research; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Structural analysis; Structural design; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response; Structural properties
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00091297
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DS-2310-74-59 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM