IMPACT TEST OF COMPACT VEHICLE WITH MODIFIED SIDE STRUCTURE, 25 MPH, 60 DEGREE IMPACT, TORINO-TO-VOLARE, TEST NO. 3

Test no. 3 of 11 tests was run to investigate and improve crashworthiness of compact vehicle side structures. This test was run at 25 mph at a striking angle of 60 degrees. A 1975 Ford Torino was the bullet vehicle and a modified 1976 Plymouth Volare the target vehicle. 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 the baseline tests.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-292059.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Dynamic Science

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Enserink, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191368
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report, HS-803 781
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM