IMPACT TEST OF COMPACT VEHICLE WITH MODIFIED SIDE STRUCTURE 35 MPH, 60 DEGREE IMPACT, IMPALA-TO-VOLARE, TEST NO. 10
Test no. 10 of 11 tests was conducted to investigate and improve crashworthiness of compact vehicle side structures. This test was run at 35 mph at a striking angle of 60 degrees. A 1978 Chevrolet Impala was the bullet vehicle and a modified 1976 Plymouth Volare the target vehicle. Volare modifications included a heavier door beam, stronger beam-to door connections, and tying the door structure into the sill. The modified vehicle showed significant improvement in intrusion and door velocity as compared to baseline tests.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Enserink, E
- Publication Date: 1977-12
- Pagination: 79 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Beams; Compact automobiles; Crash injury research; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Doors; Impact tests; Motor vehicles; Pendulum tests; Research; Safety engineering; Side crashes; Speed; Structural design; Structural members; Traffic speed; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Side
- Old TRIS Terms: Beams (Support)
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00191344
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-788 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM