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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at SAE Meeting October 18-22, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Bekiroglu, H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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