A NEW STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE STANDARD FOR SCHOOL BUS BODIES

A comprehensive structural performance standard for school bus superstructures is being developed by a special task force on school bus safety organized by the School Bus Manufacturers Institute. This paper presents a progress report on the standard. Included is a review of the main features: the basic philosophy that the bus body must be capable of safe, controlled energy absorption in the event of a crash; the establishment of a statically equivalent test through the use of energy absorption as a simulation parameter; and detailed specifications for simulated crash modes. As a specific example, the rollover simulation test specification is presented in its entirety and a critical assessment is provided. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Jahsman, W E
  • Publication Date: 1974-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095602
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #741145
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1981 12:00AM