DEVELOPMENT OF VEHICLES WITH ECONOMICALLY JUSTIFIED PASSENGER PROTECTION--A SURVEY
Optimum deformation structures for the safety of passengers of motor vehicles are worked out on the basis of computer generated accident simulations. The simulated accidents are based on accident statistics and consider the relevant collision types as well as the actual mass and speed distributions. The evaluation of the deformation structures include the injury-related costs and the effect domain costs. These costs also consider the determinable results of modified deformation structures such as increased fuel consumption. As the final result, it can be stated that the effect domain costs have a dominant influence. Furthermore, the protective measures for increased safety during side collisions are best taken in the frontal area of the impacting vehicle.
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- International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 25-March 1, 1985.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- RICHTER, B
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Costs; Crashes; Deformation; Fuel consumption; Occupant protection devices; Simulation; Speed distribution; Vehicle weight
- Uncontrolled Terms: Accident costs; Occupant protection
- Subject Areas: Energy; Finance; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00450778
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 850513, HS-038 946
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM