The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Office of Market Incentives, conducted a series of identical 1982 Chevrolet Citation crash tests to assess the repeatability of 35 mph frontal barrier crash tests. The dummies from those crash tests were subsequently calibrated by the NHTSA Vehicle Research and Test Center through the Dummy Management Program. This project was conducted for two purposes: 1.) To analyze and compare the dummy calibration results with the crash test results, and, 2.) to assess Part 572 neck variability at a severity level greater than that of the calibration procedures. The report is prepared in two volumes. Volume I describes the dummy calibration analysis and results. Volume II covers neck pendulum and HYGE sled testing which was conducted to assess the neck variability at different severity levels. The results indicate that the dummy measurement repeatability is good and that the crash test dummy measurement variability had no correlation to the calibration and sled test dummy measurements.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 144 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451613
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRL-82 Final Rpt., HS-806 782
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM