BASIC RESEARCH IN CRASHWORTHINESS II -- DEVELOPMENT OF MOVING BARRIER TEST TECHNIQUE

The design of an essentially rigid moving barrier test vehicle equipped with two interchangeable impact surfaces is briefly outlined. One such surface was a vertical pole while the other was a contoured bumper assembly. The results of twelve side impact tests between the moving barrier and stationary standard vehicles are presented. For all tests, passenger compartment accelerations are presented along with accelerations recorded in the head, chest and pelvic areas of the dummies. Occupant accelerations are compared briefly with human tolerance data; it is concluded that the injury criteria was met in all but one crash test. Furthermore, it is concluded that the procedure described constitutes a repeatable test technique for side collisions of stationary test vehicles.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • Galganski, R A
    • Napierski, V F
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 207 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00047583
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-YB-2987-V-13 Tech Rpt, HS-800 799
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-7622
  • Files: HSL, NTIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1973 12:00AM