LABORATORY APPROACH TO AUTOMOBILE CRASH EXPERIMENTS
An investigation is made into the crash phase of automobile intersection collisions. Analytical as well as experimental methods were used to show that the automobile crash phenomena may be explained macroscopically by rigid body impact theory. Analysis of experimental results indicated the numerical range of the coefficient of friction between the colliding vehicles and the coefficient of restitution necessary to explain the crushing characteristics of the automobile structures and the final velocities at the end of the crash phase for different modes of intersection collisions.
- Presented at SAE Meeting October 18-22, 1976.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Bekiroglu, H
- Publication Date: 1976
- Pagination: 5 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automobiles; Coefficient of friction; Coefficients; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crushing; Dynamic loads; Experiments; Impacts; Intersections; Laboratory studies; Research; Structural analysis; Traffic crashes; Velocity
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical method; Restitution /materials/
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159685
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760798 Preprint
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM