The Development of an Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier Face (AE-MDB)

The European Enhanced Vehicle-Safety Committee (EEVC) Working Group 13 (WG13) is working within the International Harmonised Research Activities (IHRA) Side Impact Working Group (SIWG) assisting in the development of a suite of harmonised test procedures for side impact protection. Included in the procedures will be a full-scale barrier based side impact test. This paper presents the current status of a research program that has been carried out to develop a more appropriate side impact barrier face for use in an advanced side impact barrier face for use in an advanced side impact test procedure. The Advanced European Mobile Deformable Barrier Face (AE-MDB) test will reflect the "car to car type" accident that is typical in Europe and other regions of the world. The latest research performed by EEVC WG13 in the development of an AE-MDB includes reviews of vehicle force distributions, car to car tests as well as the performance of the current specification AE-MDB tests in a range of vehicles. It is noted that the European vehicle fleet has developed since the UN-ECE Regulation 95 barrier was first conceived, and as a result an improved test procedure is required. The IHRA procedures are being developed to encourage enhanced protection for both the front and rear seat occupants. The AE-MDB should perform in a way that reflects the current accident situation.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings - 19th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Washington, D.C., June 6-9, 2005

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  • Accession Number: 01066460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 05-0239
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2007 10:48AM