SPEED ESTIMATION IN HEAD-ON VEHICLE/POLE IMPACTS - UPDATE: OCTOBER, 1995

Head-on collisions of autos into narrow fixed objects such as trees and utility poles are a common occurrence that the accident reconstructionist has to deal with. Unfortunately, little pole impact data has been available to the reconstructionist and most of the available pole impact crush/energy/speed equations have been based on limited data. Accuracy of speed estimations suffered as a result. The results of several NHTSA tests have become available herein. Some appears on pages 22-27 of this issue and more appears in the Sept./Oct. 1993 issue and May/June 1995. Other pole impact test results appeared in SAE paper 920605 by Nystrom and Kost. This data was evaluated collectively to analyze the responses of different makes/models to narrow fixed object impacts, and to evaluate the accuracy of different crush/energy/speed equations.

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    3004 Charleton Court
    Waldorf, MD  United States  20602-2527
  • Authors:
    • Craig, V
  • Publication Date: 1995-9

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 28-32
  • Serial:
    • Accident Reconstruction Journal
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists
    • ISSN: 1057-8153

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 1996 12:00AM