EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF PEDESTRIAN INJURY MINIMIZATION THROUGH VEHICLE DESIGN

Experimental pedestrian/vehicle impacts have been conducted using a 50th percentile adult and a 6-year-old-child dummy in an ongoing program to investigate the injury reduction potential of changes in the front end of a vehicle. Peak resultant acceleration levels for the head, chest, pelvis, and knee of each dummy are presented for vehicle fronts that include production compact and full size vehicles a potential injury mitigating concept vehicle and Calspan RSV. From these results the next vehicle concept to be investigated and evaluated is synthesized and described./HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977, Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Pritz, H B
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770096
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM