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.
- Test Report August 1991.
Vanderbilt UniversityEngineering Center for Transportation, Operations and Research
Nashville, TN United States 37235
Federal Highway AdministrationTurner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
McLean, VA United States 22101
- Ray, M H
- Faramawi, M I
- Carney III, J F
- Publication Date: 1992-3
- Pagination: 39 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Breakaway supports; Crash injury research; Crash tests; Crashes; Guardrail terminals; Hazards; Impact; Injuries; Injury severity; Risk assessment; Side crashes; Speed; Testing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Breakaway cable terminals; Impact speed; Intrusion
- Old TRIS Terms: Federal outdoor impact laboratory, foil
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I84: Personal Injuries; I85: Safety Devices used in Transport Infrastructure; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- 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