SIDE-IMPACT AGGRESSIVENESS ATTRIBUTES. MDB-TO-CAR SIDE IMPACT TEST OF A 26 DEG CRABBED MOVING DEFORMABLE BARRIER TO A 1981 VOLKSWAGEN RABBIT L AT 39.3 MPH

This test report documents one of a series of crash tests conducted to evaluate The side impact aggressiveness attributes of various deformable barrier face configurations. The configurations to be used are designated 'Lowered Stiffness,' 'Altered Profile' and 'Lowered Bumper.' In addition, 4 pole tests will be conducted. Testing was conducted on a 1981 baseline Volkswagen Rabbit L 2-door hatchback at the TRCO Crash Test Facility. The test vehicle was impacted on the left side by a moving deformable barrier designated 'Lowered Stiffness,' crabbed to 26 deg, at 39.3 mph. Occupant responses of 2 side impact dummies were measured. One dummy was located in the driver's designated seating position and one dummy was located in the left rear seating position. The test date was June 21, 1984 and the ambient temperature was 79 deg F.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 158 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495890
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 840621, HS-806 841
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM