CRASH TESTS OF A LIQUID HYDROGEN AUTOMOBILE
Details of the conversion of a U.S. Postal Service mail truck to hydrogen-fueled operation are given. Specific reference is made to design safety considerations. A traffic accident is described that caused the mail truck (mounted on a trailer) to turn on its side at approximately 20 mph and to finally slide to a stop and turn upside down. No one was injured, and there was essentially no damage to the liquid hydrogen fuel system. The mail truck was driven away from the scene of the accident. Suggestions to insure the safety of hydrogen-fueled experimental vehicles are made.
- From World Hydrogen Energy Conference; Miami Beach, Florida, March, 1976.
University of Miami, Coral GablesCoral Gables, FL USA 33124
- Finegold, J G
- VanVorst, W D
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: p. 97-111
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Energy; Engines; Fuel systems; Impact tests; Liquid hydrogen; Safety vehicles; Testing; Traffic safety; Trucks; Vehicle safety
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck engines; Vehicular safety
- Subject Areas: Energy; Highways; Motor Carriers; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00139627
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 16 1976 12:00AM