RECONSTRUCTION OF MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: A TECHNICAL COMPENDIUM. ROLLOVER POTENTIAL OF VEHICLES ON EMBANKMENTS, SIDESLOPES, AND OTHER ROADSIDE FEATURES

This paper presents results of a computer simulation analysis to examine the potential of roadside features for inducing vehicle rollover. A modified version of the Highway-Vehicle-Object Simulation Model (HVOSM) incorporating a tire/deformable-soil interaction model was verified by full-scale vehicle tests and used to predict the dynamic responses of representative small and large automobiles traversing various roadside terrain for both tracking and nontracking departures from the roadway.

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  • Accession Number: 00607295
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0-89883-122-9
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PT-34
  • Contract Numbers: FH-11-7526
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM