CONSUMER INFORMATION CRASH TEST PROGRAM PREDICTION OF DYNAMIC CRASH RESPONSES FOR VEHICLE AND OCCUPANTS. VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT
The objectives of the program were to generate experimental test data on recent intermediate size automobiles in the areas of damage susceptibility, crashworthiness and repairability and to demonstrate the capability of existing simulation models for predicting the dynamic responses of the vehicles and occupants. The full-scale crash testing program included frontal barrier and car to car front-to-side and front-to-rear impacts in 22 tests of 1973 and 1974 models of Plymouth Satellite and Ford Torino vehicles. The vehicle structure and occupant computer models are briefly described and comparisons of simulated and actual crash test results are presented. The methodology of static crush tests that were performed to obtain data on the force-deflection properties of the major vehicle structural components for input to the vehicle response models is also briefly described.
- See also Volume 2, PB-258 131.
Calspan Corporation4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY United States 14225
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Shoemaker, N E
- Ryder, M O
- DeLeys, N J
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Consumer protection; Consumers; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Dynamic loads; Forecasting; Impact tests; Maintainability; Mathematical models; Research; Simulation; Testing; Vehicle occupants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00143990
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZT-5561-V-27Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-010
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00910
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM