RESEARCH SAFETY VEHICLE PROGRAM (PHASE II) - VOLUME III. PRODUCIBILITY STUDIES
The Research Safety Vehicle (RSV) producibility is investigated in two parts--microproducibility and macroproducibility. Microproducibility is vehicle specific; manufacturing feasibility of the RSV is established by showing how the base vehicle construction sequence could be modified to incorporate RSV features. Corresponding incremental costs to the consumer are developed. Macroproducibility pertains to the broad considerations of passenger car material supply/demand in the future (approximately the next 25 years). Data on overall cumulative supply/demand are reviewed to establish the need for material conservation. The RSV philosophy of designing for material reclamation is explained; vehicle packaging efficiency is presented as a conservation measure. Opportunities for recovery of car materials are quantified; and the potential problems facing the scrap industry are outlined. Shredding experiments designed to support RSV material recovery goals are described.
- See also Volume 1, PB-265 247.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States 14225
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Macuga, R F
- DuWaldt, F A
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 250 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Cost estimating; Costs; Crash injury research; Crashes; Demand; Design; Estimates; Manufacturing; Materials; Production; Research; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Supply; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Design criteria; Supply and demand
- Subject Areas: Design; Finance; Highways; Materials; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00154770
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-252 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZM-5793-V-3
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01214
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM