RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACCIDENT SEVERITY AND FULL-SCALE CRASH TEST. VOLUME 1. TECHNICAL RESEARCH EFFORT
Available accident files are used to generate a 412-accident data base of guardrail impacts. The base is analyzed to develop a statistical model for predicting accident severity index (ASI) as a function of vehicle type or weight, impact speed, and impact angle. Reported full-scale test results are used to generate a 91-test data base of guardrail full-scale crash tests. Mathematical severity index (MSI) is calculated for each test as the resultant of the reported maximum 50-ms vehicle lateral and longitudinal accelerations. The statistical model is applied to each test to predict the corresponding ASI. These pairs of MSI/ASI values are used to determine the relationship between the two indexes. The volume includes technical documentation of work done in the study.
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Southwest Research Institute6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
San Antonio, TX United States 78228-0510
- Calcote, L R
- Mason, R L
- Publication Date: 1984-8-31
- Pagination: 30 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash severity; Crash tests; Data analysis; Databases; Forecasting; Guardrails; Mathematical analysis; Mathematical models; Statistical analysis
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I81: Accident Statistics;
- Accession Number: 00454401
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SWRI-06-7742-Vol-1
- Files: NTL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM