Practical Analysis Methodology for Low Speed Vehicle Collisions Involving Vehicles with Modern Bumper Systems 2003-01-0492
This paper presents and validates a practical analysis method for assessing the collision severity of real world low speed motor vehicle collisions based upon post-collision observations of vehicles with modern bumper systems. To achieve this, a series of low speed vehicle-vehicle and vehicle-barrier collisions were staged using five modern (1998 to 2000 model) vehicles equipped with different non-isolator bumper structures (e.g. foam impact absorber). The collision parameters of each vehicle-vehicle impact were compared with the results obtained from vehicle-barrier impacts involving the same vehicles. The analysis method was applied to predict the results of the vehicle-vehicle collisions and was found to be a valid method for correlating the collision severity of a low speed vehicle-vehicle impact from barrier test data.
Citation: Happer, A., Hughes, M., Peck, M., and Boehme, S., "Practical Analysis Methodology for Low Speed Vehicle Collisions Involving Vehicles with Modern Bumper Systems," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-0492, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-0492. Download Citation
Andrew J. Happer, Mark C. Hughes, Michael D. Peck, Susanne M. Boehme
Sintra Engineering Inc.
SAE 2003 World Congress & Exhibition
Recent Developments in Automotive Safety Technology-PT-119, Accident Reconstruction 2003-SP-1773, SAE 2003 Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems-V112-6