AUTOMOBILE CONSUMER INFORMATION CRASH TEST PROGRAM. VOLUME I

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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Supersedes PB-258 130.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shoemaker, N E
    • Ryder, M O
    • DeLeys, N J
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZT-5561-V-30Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-010-A
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00910
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM