THE ROLE OF ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN THE FORMULATION OF VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARDS

This paper briefly discusses the role of analytical techniques in the formulation of vehicle safety standards. The use of analytical techniques in the solution of vehicle handling and braking problems came of age with the digital computer in the era of the late fifties. Efficient use of the digital computer to solve numerical problems provided the engineer powerful tools for solving nonlinear differential equations. The present technology in this area is reviewed here along with the development criteria for safety standards. The paper also discusses the evaluation of response levels of general classes of vehicles and specific vehicle characteristics as they affect handling and braking capabilities. The emphasis in this paper is placed on actual maneuvers, roads, environments, and drivers. Separation of each of these effects is important in evaluations of braking and handling problems.

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 419-437

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127519
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 14 1976 12:00AM