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.

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  • Pagination: 79 p.

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  • 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