1957-01-01

Technical Findings from Automobile Impact Studies 570011

AN engineering-oriented summary of the more significant technical findings derived from 12 automobile collision experiments conducted at impact speeds between 7 and 55 mph is presented here.
Use of both human subjects and anthropometric dummy subjects facilitated procurement of critically needed data on human engineering aspects of collision injury minimization. An evaluation is made of four conditions of motorist restraint in terms of the force system applied to the motorist.
Deceleration patterns, frame deformations, automobile impact analyses, and similar engineering data are given for several impact conditions. The instrumentation techniques for the collection of data in automobile collisions are briefly presented.

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