VEHICLE TO VEHICLE COLLISIONS UTILIZING ENERGY ABSORBING UNITS

This paper presents the possibility of utilizing shock absorbers to decrease the aggressivity of a large car towards a small car at an impact of 40 mph. Reduction of such aggressivity would result in more damage to the large car, thereby reducing the impact on the small car. The conclusions demonstrate a definite decreased aggressivity of the larger car. Increase of the shock stroke does cause the large car to be crushed more in car-to-car collision. However, this occurred at speeds below 25 mph, not the 40 mph as set by the study. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, February 24-28, 1975, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Krupka, R M
    • Krueger, A B
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 750110
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM