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

This report contains the results of a side impact crash test involving a 1985 Honda Civic Si and a modified eccentric loader breakaway cable terminal (MELT). The test was performed at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL) located in McLean, Virginia. The automobile impacted the MELT at 28.4 mph (45.7 km/h) on the driver's side door. The test data indicate that the hypothetical driver of this vehicle would be subjected to unacceptably high values of impact velocity with the vehicle interior, ridedown accelerations, and head accelerations. The extensive passenger compartment intrusion observed in this test would place an occupant in such a collision at grave risk of a very severe 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: 00625088
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-92-051, 3A5f4032
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-88-R-00092
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1993 12:00AM