EFFECT OF VEHICLE MIX ON TWO-CAR HEAD-ON IMPACT

The comparative dynamic response (acceleration, velocity, and crush) of two cars, differing in mass and structural characteristics and impacting head-on, is examined for various closing speeds and payloads through the use of a computer simulation model. Among other results, this analysis of the so-called vehicle mix problem shows the inherent limitations of "equivalent barrier impact" concepts in analyzing such impacts. /HSRI/

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

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Lin, K H
    • KAMAL, M M
    • Justusson, J W
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097105
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #750117 Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM