A static rollover test fixture was constructed at the Safety Research and Development Laboratory, General Motors Proving Ground, to test vehicles in accordance with the static rollover requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 301 (Fuel System Integrity).
The GM static rollover test fixture incorporates several unique design features which minimize the overall test time and required man-hours, and assure compliance to the test parameters outlined in the Standard. It has been operational since November of 1974, and has performed quite satisfactorily, requiring only minor repair and periodical maintenance.
This paper describes the development, design, and operation of this facility.