This paper is a compilation of the present state of research in Japan relating to offset frontal crashes using a deformable barrier. The paper contains: (1) an analysis of actual accidents in Japan; (2) a description of accident reproducibility tests implemented using vehicles as examples of representative accidents; and (3) a consolidation of the results of studies of reproductive techniques reproduced using a deformable barrier based on the accident reproducibility test results. In the deformable barrier tests, in the case of changes in the offset ratio, barrier face form, barrier face rigidity, crash velocity and the like, a number of variables were compared with the study results of accident reproducibility tests. These variables are: (a) the degree of change of vehicle behaviour; (b) dummy behaviour; (c) vehicle deformation; and (d) the dummy injury values. From the results of accident reproducibility tests, basic data was obtained relating to test methods for offset deformable barrier collisions. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875833.


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  • Accession Number: 00719802
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-622-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM