THE MECHANICS OF ROLLOVER AS THE RESULT OF CURB IMPACT

This paper analyses the mechanics of overturning which occurs as the result of a vehicle colliding with a curb or similar obstacle. Because the duration of impact is short, the forces involved may be treated as impulsive forces and a graphical method may be used to determine the terminal velocities after the impact. The mathematical analysis is supported by results obtained from a film of a actual track test in which rollover was induced by sliding a car sideways into a curb. The motion of the vehicle after impact with the curb was also analysed in this film. During airborne motion, the car may be considered as a simple profectile and any aerodynamic effects neglected. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 24-28 February 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Jones, I S
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096759
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750461
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM