OVERLAP CAR-TO-CAR TESTS COMPARED TO CAR-TO-HALF BARRIER AND CAR-TO-FULL BARRIER TESTS

This paper presents some preliminary analyses of the laboratory crash tests for exploring possible test procedures that can be used to further evaluate structural integrity countermeasures. A series of baseline car-to-car tests were conducted to provide comparisons of crash responses between full frontal barrier, car-to-barrier overlap and car-to-car overlap impacts. The term overlap used in this paper is the percentage of the vehicle front width that, upon impact, comes in contact with another car or object. These tests were useful in providing a better understanding of the crash kinematics by crash mode at 63.5-percent overlap and 90-percent overlap. They were conducted with each car moving at 35 mph and were compared to previously conducted full-frontal barrier and 50-percent overlap barrier tests at 25 mph and 35 mph.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Government Printing Office

    Superintendent of Documents
    Washington, DC  United States  20402-9325
  • Authors:
    • Ragland, C
    • Dalrymple, G
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 22-30
  • Serial:
    • AUTO & TRAFFIC SAFETY
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 29 1994 12:00AM