RESULTS OF SELECTED APPLICATIONS TO ACTUAL HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS OF SMAC RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM

This paper reports the application of the Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions (SMAC) computer program to selected cases of actual highway accidents. Since SMAC was developed to allow accidents to be accurately reconstructed by operators without a detailed knowledge of engineering mechanics, recent developments have concentrated on providing a Start routine. This program automatically generates the inputs required for SMAC, including collision speed estimates, from a minimum amount of information available at the accident scene. A brief summary of how Start works is given, followed by a discussion of actual cases. The sensitivity of the final reconstruction to the various program inputs is discussed.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 89-111
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 18

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083353
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #741179
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-1-146, DOT-FH-11-7526
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM