PERFORMANCE OF A NON-LACERATIVE WINDSHIELD IN CASE OF ACCIDENT AND UNDER ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

The four-layer laminated Securiflex windshield has been tested in simulated collisions at the Wayne State University up to 40 mph Barrier Equivalent Velocities, to demonstrate that it causes no laceration. The new windshield consists of a conventional laminated construction (glass/high penetration resistant interlayer/glass) combined with a 0.5 mm innerlayer of plastic. Glass is used on the outer surface of the windshield to withstand the abrasion and scratching of sand, windshiled wipers and cleaning. The laminated construction prevents penetration and provides a pocket or cushion action to decelerate the head without injury. The innerlayer is made of a special plastic film which protects the face of the occupants against laceration and eye injury during head impact. It also prevents glass particles and splinters from flying inside the vehicle from external impacts of stones and other objects. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Jandeleit, O
    • Orain, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165006
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770247
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM