CRASH TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLES. VOLUME I. BRITISH LEYLAND MARINA SAFETY RESEARCH VEHICLE
Results from two crash tests of Phase I Marina Safety Research Vehicles (SRV) developed by British Leyland Motor Corporation are presented. The tests were a central head-on collision of a Marina SRV with an AMF experimental safety vehicle at a closing speed of 60 MPH, and a 90-degree side impact of another Marina SRV by a modified production Marina automobile at a speed of 30 MPH. The objective of the tests was to evaluate the safety performance of the Marina SRVs from the vehicle and dummy occupant responses measured in the crashes. It is concluded that the crashworthiness performance of the structural and occupant protection systems incorporated in the vehicle design was adequate for the impact conditions selected for the safety evaluation. Volume II of the final report similarly contains results from crash tests conducted to evaluate the safety performance of the French Renault Basic Research Vehicle.
- See also Volume 2, PB-267 966.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY USA 14225
Washington, DC USA 20590
- DeLeys, N J
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 189 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Automobiles; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crashworthiness; Design standards; Dummies; Head on collisions; Highway safety; Impact tests; Research; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Structural design; Testing; Vehicle design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159304
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-379 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5857V2V-1
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01298
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM