ROAD VEHICLES AS DEFORMABLE BODIES IN CRASH SITUATIONS ESPECIALLY THOSE INVOLVING CARS AND TRUCKS . PROCEEDINGS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE SPECIAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE OCCASION OF GEORGE SVEDS 80TH BIRTHDAY, 1 JUNE 1990

Road vehicles are deformable bodies which in crash situations absorb the available energy by developing complicated three-dimensional plastic mechanisms. The paper describes how average conditions in road collisions can by analysed by a simple application of the laws of dynamics. If many of the present and future accidents are analysed using this technique it should be possible to form a broad-brush picture of the crashworthiness of current vehicle designs and so improve this aspect of future designs. (Author/TRRL)

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    University of Adelaide

    North Terrace
    Adelaide, South Australia  Australia  5005
  • Authors:
    • MURRAY, N W
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00609405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1991 12:00AM