FINAL REPORT OF 270 DEG CONTOURED MOVING BARRIER IMPACT INTO A 1983 HONDA PRELUDE 2-DOOR COUPE IN SUPPORT OF CRASH III DAMAGE ALGORITHM REFORMATION
The purpose of the four 270-degree contoured moving barrier impact tests was for research and development in support of the CRASH III damage algorithm reformulation. The 1983 Honda Prelude was equipped with a 1.8 liter, 4-cylinder, transverse gas engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The intended total test weight of the vehicle was 2096 pounds. The actual weight was 2096 pounds. The contoured moving barrier actual weight was 2616 pounds, frontal width was 62.5 inches, hood height was 30.0 inches, bumper width was 6.0 inches and centerline bumper height to ground was 17.0 inches. The contoured moving barrier was intended to impact the driver's side of the vehicle at 270 degrees. The leading edge of the contact was to be 27.7 inches forward of the vehicle's center of gravity. The crash event was recorded by three high-speed cameras.
East Liberty, OH United States 43319
- El-Habash, N A
- Publication Date: 1989-3
- Pagination: 148 p.
- TRT Terms: Algorithms; Barriers (Roads); Crash injury research; Crash reconstruction; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Research
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I81: Accident Statistics;
- Accession Number: 00493998
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: HS-807 441, R-890209
- Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Apr 30 1990 12:00AM