1975-02-01

Effect of Vehicle Mix on Two-Car Head-On Impact 750117

The comparative dynamic response (acceleration, velocity, and crush) of two cars, differing in mass and structural characteristics and impacting head-on, is examined for various closing speeds and payloads through the use of a computer simulation model. Among other results, this analysis of the so-called vehicle mix problem shows the inherent limitations of “equivalent barrier impact” concepts in analyzing such impacts.

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