YIELDING BARRIER TEST DATA BASE. A STUDY OF SIDE IMPACT CASES IN THE MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION (MAI) FILE

The report summarizes the reconstruction of 259 MDAI side impact cases using the CRASH 2 computer program. The results describe side impacts in terms of the crash environment and the damage sustained by both the struck and striking vehicles; comparisons were made between right and left side impacts. Injury thresholds, measured as a function of the direction of occupant motion, were examined for two vehicle size categories (compact and full size automobiles), in general, occupants of larger vehicles seem to have increased protection against severe and fatal injuries at the cost of a reduced threshold to minor injuries.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-265 065.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • MCHENRY, R R
    • BAUM, A S
    • Neff, D O
  • Publication Date: 1977-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 74 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZR-5954-V-2Final Rpt.7, DOT-HS-802-319
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01372
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1978 12:00AM