FIAT 2500B/AMF ESVS - FRONT-TO-FRONT IMPACT TEST AT 50 MPH
The report presents the test results of a 50 mph front-to-front crash between a 5200 pound AMF Experimental Safety Vehicle (ESV), and a Fiat 2500 pound ESV, equipped with two anthropomorphic dummies and an experimental energy-absorbing seat. The crash test furnished data on the structural integrity of the Fiat ESV and the dynamic response of its two occupants when involved in a 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 effectiveness of the energy-absorbing seat indicates that human survival would be assured in considerably more severe crashes than those experienced in the test. The test was successful in that the Fiat compartment integrity was adequately maintained, and the severity index (SI) for the dummies was below the maximum given in FMVSS 208 and ESV specifications.
- See also report dated Mar 75, PB-240 732.
Ultrasystems, IncorporatedDynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
Phoenix, AZ United States 85027
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Publication Date: 1975-6
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 148 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Anthropometry; Automobiles; Crash injury research; Crashes; Design; Dummies; Dynamic loads; Dynamic tests; Energy absorption; Frontal crashes; Impact tests; Research; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Seats; Shock absorbers; Structural design; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Dynamic response
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00092404
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DS-2310-74-61 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-622
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00860
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM