SIDE IMPACT PROTECTION IN PRODUCTION VEHICLES MDB-TO-CAR SIDE IMPACT TEST OF A 26 DEG CRABBED MOVING DEFORMABLE BARRIER TO A 1988 TOYOTA TERCELL 5-DOOR LIFTBACK SEDAN AT 33.5 MPH

A 30/15 mph 90 degree Impact (Moving Deformable Barrier) test was performed at Calspan Corporation, Advanced Technology Center Crash Test Facility in Buffalo, New York, on September 7, 1988. The impact velocity of the Moving Deformable Barrier was 33.7 mph, and the ambient temperature at the struck side (driver's) of the target vehicle at the time of impact was 67 degrees F. The target vehicle post-test maximum crush was 12.0 inches. The test or target vehicle's performance is given: Head injury criterion - Drive SID-Not available, Left Rear SID-584.5; Pelvic lateral acceleration - Driver SID-101.5, Left Rear Sid-93.2 g. The two doors on the struck side of the vehicle did not separate from the body at the hinges or latches and the opposite doors did not open during crash.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225
  • Authors:
    • TRAVALE, D J
    • LEVAN, W E
  • Publication Date: 1988-9-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 168 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494671
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-7654-1, HS-807 493
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM