SIDE IMPACT AGGRESSIVENESS ATTRIBUTES: CAR-TO-POLE SIDE IMPACT TEST OF A 45 DEGREE CRABBED MOVING 1981 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT INTO A FIXED RIGID POLE AT 19.95 MPH. FINAL REPORT
This test report documents a pole crash test conducted under NHTSA Contract DTNH-82-A-08401, Task Oorder SRL 92 entitled, "Side Impact Aggressivensess Attributes". Testing was conducted on a 1981 diesel Volkswagen Rabbit 2-door hatchback at the TRCO Crash Test Facility. The test vehicle was towed into a fixed, rigid pole, crabbed to 45 deg, at 19.95 mph. The impact point was 34.5 inches forward of the vehicle wheelbase centerline. Vehicle accelerations were measured, along with occupant responses of two side impact dummies. One dummy was located in the driver's designated seating position and one was located in the left rear seating position. The test date was June 29, 1984 and the ambient temperature was 68 deg F.
East Liberty, OH United States 43319
- Bell, L
- Publication Date: 1984-8
- Pagination: 167 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash tests; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Dummies; Poles (Supports); Side crashes; Stiffness; Testing; Vehicle tests; Velocity
- Identifier Terms: Volkswagen automobile
- Uncontrolled Terms: Rigid
- Subject Areas: Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00492235
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS 806 853, 840629
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM