FRONTAL COLLISION BEHAVIOUR: COMPARISON OF ONBOARD COLLISION RECORDER DATA WITH CAR POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS

The acceleration and displacement responses of cars in frontal collisions depend on the severity of the collision, the structural and inertial characteristics of case and partner cars and the collision configuration. The latter includes the overlap between the case car and the collision partner and the crush pattern. A previously validated geometric crush model is combined with generalized full-width barrier characteristics for the car population, the distributions of overlap in frontal collisions, and distributions of crush profiles (segmental and triangular) to predict the frontal collision characteristics of the car population. The resulting frontal collision response characteristics are shown to correspond very well to the real-accident data obtained from onboard collision recorders for 16 car types in 269 collisions. A method of estimating the frontal response of individual cars (FRE) from the full width barrier test is proposed. (A)

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    Woodhead Publishing, Limited

    Abington Hall, Abington
    Cambridge,   United Kingdom  CB1 6AH
  • Authors:
    • WOOD, D P
    • GLYNN, C
    • Simms, C
  • Publication Date: 2005

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987190
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM