The objective of the vehicle crash test program was to develop test methodology for a series of vehicle rating tests and to produce a data base for use in determining crashworthiness and damage susceptibility ratings for contemporary automobiles. The crash test program was conducted over a 15-1/2 month period and was divided into two phases. The Phase I requirements were for ten crash tests of two 1973 intermediate-size automobiles. These tests included rigid barrier, moving barrier, and car-to-car impacts, at speeds ranging from 15 to 30 mph. Phase II involved twelve crash tests of the comparable 1974 intermediate-size automobiles. These tests included only rigid barrier, frontal impacts, and car-to-car front-to-rear impacts at speeds ranging from 8 to 35 mph. Phase II also included static and dynamic vehicle component tests on each vehicle. Summaries of the Phase I and II crash test programs and the predictive analysis are given along with comparisons between the test values and predicted values.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Summary rept. Volume 1, PB-252 426.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ultrasystems, Incorporated

    Dynamic Science Division, 1850 West Pinnacle Peak Road
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Carr, R W
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 190 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Dyn. Sci.-826875189 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-876
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00909
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM