The mechanical properties of today's vehicle are investigated as a basis for favorable crash energy management solutions. Important parameters follow the similarity law of Cauchy. Different concepts of intervehicular compatibility are discussed. The tolerable closing speeds depending on the mass ratio and accelerations of colliding vehicles are calculated using realistic data of deformation forces, human load tolerances and different restraint system characteristics. Engine effects and measures to reduce engine aggressiveness are investigated. Possible solutions for accident types other than frontal collisions are briefly discussed.

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

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Danckert, H
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 760793 Preprint
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM