IMPACT TEST OF COMPACT VEHICLE WITH MODIFIED SIDE STRUCTURE, 35 MPH, 90 DEGREE IMPACT, IMPALA-TO-VOLARE, TEST NO. 11
Test no. 11 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 90 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.
- See also PB-292057.
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Enserink, E
- Publication Date: 1979-1
- Pagination: 89 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: 00191374
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-803 789
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01104
- Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM