SIDE IMPACT CRASH TESTING: THIRTY MPH SIDE IMPACT OF A HONDA CIVIC SI AND AN ECCENTRIC LOADER BREAKAWAY CABLE TERMINAL (ELT)

This report contains the results of a side impact crash test involving a 1984 Honda Civic Si and an eccentric loader breakaway cable guardrail terminal (ELT). The test was performed at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory located in McLean, Virginia. The automobile impacted the ELT at 32 mph (51.5 km/h) on the driver's side door. The test data indicate that the hypothetical driver of this vehicle would be subjected to acceptably low values of impact velocity with the vehicle interior, ridedown accelerations, and head accelerations. The extensive intrusion of the passenger compartment, however, would place the occupant in such a collision at grave risk of serious injury.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Test Report August 1991.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Vanderbilt University

    Engineering Center for Transportation, Operations and Research
    Nashville, TN  United States  37235

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Ray, M H
    • Faramawi, M I
    • Carney III, J F
  • Publication Date: 1992-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 39 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00625086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-92-047, 3A5f4032
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-88-R-00092
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1993 12:00AM