STEERING WHEEL OSCILLATIONS AND VERTICAL MOVEMENT IN 30 MPH BARRIER IMPACTS

Data relating to the column behavior of forty-one (41) vehicles - 1975 through 1977 year models - when subjected to a 30 mph barrier impact were obtained from the FMVSS No. 204 compliance test reports. Test films and associated data were analyzed to identify typical response patterns of steering assemblies. There seemed to be no typical response pattern. Maximum and minimum total vertical displacement was ten (10) inches and less than one (1) inch, respectively, Maximum and minimum horizontal rearward displacement was just under five (5) inches and less than a half (1/2), respectively. The average maximum intrusion of the steering column into the passenger compartment was four (4) inches. (Portions of this document are not fully legible)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated 2 October 69, PB-188167.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Passenger Vehicle Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Hill, A
  • Publication Date: 1978-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 130 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190477
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-606 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM