1993-03-01

Severe Frontal Collisions with Partial Overlap - Significance, Test Methods and Car Design 930636

Research on frontal collisions has been the theme of numerous papers and publications over the years. The relevance of the subject is clearly demonstrated by different accident studies. The analysis shows that apart from the traditional high speed full frontal barrier impact, it is also necessary to simulate tests at lower speeds and partial overlap collisions at high speeds. This paper describes one of the frontal impact situations, the Severe Partial Overlap Collision (SPOC); accident analyses leading to a test method and its application by description of a new car design concept.

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