90-DEGREE DOLLY ROLLOVER TEST OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE PER FMVSS 208 TEST PROCEDURE - 1977 ELECTRA-VAN 500

A 1977 Electra-Van 500 was subjected to an FMVSS 208-type dolly rollover test. The test speed was 29.56 mph. The vehicle came to rest in the 492-degree position and suffered extensive body deformation. Several windows either shattered or completely lost retention. The left rear axle sheared and the right front spindle cracked. Tools were required to open all doors except the rear door which opened during the roll. The traction batteries were not damaged in the roll. They were leaking slightly when the vehicle came to rest, but the leakage ceased when the vehicle was returned to its upright position. The Part 572 dummy which occupied the right front passenger seat developed an head injury criterion of 350 and a chest severity index of 274. The peak resultant head and chest accelerations were 148G and 58G, respectively.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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    Phoenix, AZ  USA  85027

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Griffin, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181984
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS-803-463 Final Rpt., 3967-77-188
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1979 12:00AM