1969-02-01

Effectiveness of Safety Devices on Collision Consequences: A Fundamental Study 690802

Statistics on road accidents indicate that most crashes occur at relatively low speeds and that the number of vehicles involved is smaller as the speed increases.A mathematical model is herewith presented to establish basic factors from which, with a given safety device, the degree of injury to a passenger can be predicted and held down to a predetermined level.A mathematical model of the crash characteristics of the vehicle and of a schematic 2-dimensional occupant will give figures to be compared to those obtained experimentally in a vehicle crash with 3-point safety belts. A comparison will then be made of the severity of impact at passenger level for different models of cars and for various restraining devices.

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