ESTIMATING VEHICLE DEFORMATION ENERGY FOR VEHICLES STRUCK IN THE SIDE

This paper has two main objectives. The first one is to summarize and critique the currently available side impact data base upon which side stiffness models and their associated coefficients have and can be based. Published "recommended" crush coefficients generally assume that the CRASH constant stiffness model holds over the complete range of crush depths. The second objective of the paper is to provide guidelines and insights into the development of reasonable energy estimates by use of improved crush models and crush measurement procedures. To deal with the more realistic structural behaviour seen in practice at larger crush depths, the concept of a force saturation model is proposed as a more reasonable alternative to the CRASH model. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD E201404.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 47-66

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00780731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 0-7680-0141-2
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM