1962-01-01

Automobile Side-Impact Collisions, Series II 620149

Engineering methodology and research techniques, applied to 12 intersection-type automobile collision experiments, provided data on four speeds of impact and on three positions of impact. Anthropometric dummy motorists provide collision force and kinematic data for several conditions of restraint. Advanced photographic equipment identify new approaches to solution of the motorist collision injury problem.
Specific data include tri-axial acceleration patterns for motorist head and chest and for car passenger compartment; identification of many factors associated with door latch failure and motorist ejection; demonstration of protection provided by the shoulder strap and lap belt combination; preliminary findings on tempered side window glass breakage and related head impact accelerations; collision dynamics and why modern car design has reduced probability for intersection collision roll-over; car collision deformation, skid
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patterns, and cost to repair damages are given for these controlled exposures.
Successful programming of collision transducer patterns for data reduction by 7090 computer also is described.

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