1979-02-01

Further Validation of the Simulation Model of Automobile Collisions Program 791025

To improve the utility of the SMAC program and to assess its limitations, twelve vehicle-to-vehicle collisions were staged and then reconstructed with the program. A variety of impact configurations were run including: 60° front-to-side, 90° front-to-side, 10° offset head-on and 10° offset rear-end.
The reconstruction of each test is discussed and compared with the measured data, using the final rest positions, velocity changes, and damage profiles of each vehicle. Finally, the limitations of the SMAC program together with recommendations for improving the simulation model are outlined.

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