Browse Publications Technical Papers 2005-01-0942
2005-04-11

Headroom, Roof Crush, and Belted Excursion in Rollovers 2005-01-0942

Based upon a review of the literature and new test data, the human and vehicle factors leading to head-to-roof contact in rollovers are quantified and illustrated. Vehicle design countermeasures and suggested areas of research are presented. Higher and stronger roofs and improved restraints must be analyzed as a system to evaluate the potential benefits in rollovers.

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