CRASH TESTING OF EXPERIMENTAL SAFETY VEHICLES. VOLUME II. RENAULT BASIC RESEARCH VEHICLE
Results from two crash tests of the Renault Basic Research Vehicle (BRV) are presented. The tests were a left front oblique impact with a rigid 30-degree angled barrier at a speed of 42.5 MPH, and a 75-degree right side impact of the same BRV by the front of a production Renault R-12 automobile at a speed of 31.3 MPH. The objective of the tests was to evaluate the safety performance of the Renault BRV 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 as demonstrated in these tests confirmed the achievement of the crash safety objectives specified for the BRV development program.
- See also Volume 1, PB-267 965.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States 14225
Washington, DC United States 20590
- DeLeys, N J
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 175 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Automobiles; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Design standards; Frontal crashes; Highway safety; Impact tests; Research; Safety engineering; Safety equipment; Safety vehicles; Service discontinuance; Structural design; Testing; Vehicle design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159305
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-380 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZP-5857V2V-2
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01298
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 31 1978 12:00AM