Effects of Outriggers on Dynamic Rollover Resistance Maneuvers—Results from Phase V of NHTSA’s Light Vehicle Rollover Research Program

This paper discusses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration�s (NHTSA) efforts to determine how different outrigger designs can affect J-Turn and Road Edge Recovery test maneuver outcome. The project collected data during test performed with three different outrigger designs (aluminum, carbon fiber, and titanium) having different physical properties (geometry and weight) on four sport utility vehicles. The vehicles tests were a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, a 2001 Toyota 4Runner, a 2001 Ford Escape and a 1999 Mercedes ML320. This paper provides a detailed description of the testing performed and the results obtained and a comparison of how the three outrigger designs affected the test results provided.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: PT-119
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 515-531
  • Monograph Title: Recent Developments in Automotive Safety Technology

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01000090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768015030
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 5 2005 4:02PM