EVALUATION OF GEOMETRIC AGGRESSIVENESS OF FULL-SIZE AUTOMOBILES

The report contains the results of five full-scale car-to-car crash tests and two static crush tests. All data generated in these tests are presented in this report except for the high-speed motion pictures of the crash tests. These data include plots of all vehicle and simulated occupant accelerations including first and second integrations of each, still photographs of vehicle exteriors and interiors pre- and post-test, tabular and graphical presentations of vehicle deformations, tabular summaries of occupant injury criteria, and a vehicle crashworthiness determination based on occupant survival distance. High-speed motion pictures taken during the dynamic crash tests have been supplied to the sponsor in a separate transmittal. In addition to presenting test data for the static crushing, detailed information is included on the static crush test methodology for a single car frontal barrier crash and a car-to-car angled front-to-side crush. A brief discussion of a computer simulation model for a frontal barrier crash is also presented in this report. Results of a simulated barrier crash are compared to a barrier crash test.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ryder, MOJ
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 549 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-060 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5776-V-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01099
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM