Comparison of Sled Tests with Real Traffic Accidents
There exist two different methods to investigate the injury mechanisms and the tolerance levels, either sled tests or real road traffic accidents. Sled tests conducted at the University of Heidelberg and real accident cases examined by the University of Hannover were compared. ...The results show, that real accidents could be compared with sled tests if accident conditions, i.e. severity and impact direction were taken into account. ...The Hannover sample contained 24 frontal accident cases (30 occupants) with a 100% overlap of the car front with the same Δv and average car deceleration range similar as the sled tests, the passenger compartment was only minimal intruded.