Presented in this report is information developed in the rigid polyurethane study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The aim of this study was to obtain the detailed information necessary to evaluate the short and long term applicability of light-weight rigid polyurethane foam as applied to automobile structures for high speed crash energy management. A definite conclusion was then to be made as to whether or not rigid polyurethane foam is feasible for use in automobile structures and then present a preliminary set of performance specifications which could be used in future rule making action. To determine this feasibility the program was conducted in the following phases: Literature survey; Suitability; Feasibility; Discussion and conclusions; Recommendations; Specifications.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-266 085.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Budd Company

    300 Commerce Drive
    Fort Washington, PA  United States  19034

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Grasso, V A
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-298 Final Rpt., TCR-0334-Vol-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01261
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM