A SURVEY OF CURRENT GOVERNMENT SUPPORTED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN VEHICLE CRASHWORTHINESS AND RELATED BIOMECHANICS AREAS

An attempt is made, for the first time, to examine in a unified way all Federal Government support research and development activity in the crashworthiness areas of structures, biomechanics and protective equipment. Results show that the current total expenditure level, excluding experimental safety vehicle efforts, is approximately 10 million dollars annually. In view of the obvious national importance of this field, the present funding level is woefully inadequate. However, even within current funding limitations, greater progress appears possible if more contractor groups participated (presently three contractors receive more than half of all funding). In particular, expansion of university participation could provide much-needed math modeling capabilities. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Office of Naval Research

    Department of the Navy, 800 North Quincy Street
    Arlington, VA  USA  22217
  • Authors:
    • Perrone, N
    • Saczalski, K J
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00048131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1974 12:00AM