Diving Accident of Passenger Car into Water 830920

To study diving accidents of passenger cars into water, staged experiments with full-scale vehicles driven by a professional stunt-man and a corresponding 1/10 scale model were performed. The motion of the vehicle recorded by high-speed movie cameras and the time history of deceleration of the vehicle at the impact confirmed the model rules. The paper shows that diving accidents of automobile into the water can be studied with scale models and makes few suggestions how to escape for survival.


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