TASK 3 TEST REPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT OF COMPLIANCE TEST FOR TRUCK REAR UNDERRIDE PROTECTION

This report presents the results of the two passenger car-to-rear underride crash tests conducted in accordance with the requirements of Task 3 of the "Development of Compliance Test for Truck Rear Underride Protection" program. The test vehicles selected for Task 3 tests were 1966 full-size Ford Galaxy four-door sedans. These vehicles were impacted into a bolt-on underride guard (Fruehauf Part No. FCE-1456-1) mounted to a truck/trailer body simulator. The trailer body simulator used for the tests was a modified 1977 Fruehauf 40-foot heavy duty platform trailer with Select-A-Point tandem rear wheels. For these two tests, one uninstrumented 50th percentile VIP anthropomorphic dummy was placed in the driver position in the car. The occupant was restrained with the vehicle's restraint system. The seat tracks were welded in the mid-position to prevent breakaway and/or rotation.

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  • Pagination: 88 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-992 Intrm Rpt., 8319-78-139A
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01905
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1979 12:00AM