In the interest of obtaining data for research of occupant protection in automobile rollover accidents, roof crush tests were conducted on 16 automobiles. The vehicles were salvaged from NHTSA compliance testing programs and all were subjected to the FMVSS 216 'Roof Crush Resistance' test. During this test, force-deflection data is typically measured up to a deflection of 2-3 inches. Under this contract, the vehicles were tested to deflections well in excess of the FMVSS 216 deflections. A wide range of test data was observed, reflecting the variety of vehicles and body styles tested. Also determined from the data is the significance of the vehicle's window glass as load carrying members of the roof support structure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MGA Research Corporation

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Kamholz, L R
    • Segal, D J
  • Publication Date: 1985-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices;
  • Pagination: 95 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00491008
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: G66-V-1, HS-807 015
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM