Rigid moving barriers and deformable moving barriers are compared conceptually and analytically, and advantages of the deformable barrier in representing avarage vehicles are presented. Several physical concepts for controlled energy dissipation are described, and experimental test results given. Architecture and powerplant mass represenation are discussed, and the need for field accident analysis as a basis for structural representations is stressed. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the Automobile Engineering Meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers, October 18-22, 1976, Dearborn, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Seiffert, U
    • Weissner, R
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760797
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM