The study was performed to investigate the causes of response variability in vehicle rollover testing with ramps and other devices. The Highway-Vehicle-Object Simulation Model was used to simulate three vehicles and five rollover inducing devices. Results of the study indicate that variation of vehicle suspension characteristics can significantly influence vehicle response to a given rollover device but that it should be possible to design a device that will minimize the response variability.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Segal, D J
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151718
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZQ-5939-V-1 Final Rpt., DOT/HS-802-174
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01359
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM