FIMCAR Final Assessment Approach

  • The objectives of the FIMCAR (Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research) project are to answer the remaining open questions identified in earlier projects (such as understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of force based metrics and barrier deformation based metrics, confirmation of specific compatibility issues such as structural interaction, investigation of force matching) and to finalise the frontal impact test procedures required to assess compatibility. Research strategies and priorities were based on earlier research programs and the FIMCAR accident data analysis. The identified real world safety issues were used to develop a list of compatibility characteristics which were then prioritised within the consortium. This list was the basis for evaluating the different test candidates. This analysis resulted in the combination of the Full Width Deformable Barrier test (FWDB) with compatibility metrics and the existing Offset Deformable Barrier (ODB) as described in UN-ECE Regulation 94 with additional cabin integrity requirement as being proposed as the FIMCAR assessment approach. The proposed frontal impact assessment approach addresses many of the issues identified by the FIMCAR consortium but not all frontal impact and compatibility issues could be addressed.

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Author:Robert Thomson, Heiko Johannsen, Mervyn Edwards, Thorsten Adolph, Ignacio Lazaro, Ton Versmissen
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2014/01/31
Contributing corporation:Institut für Land- und Seeverkehr
Release Date:2014/01/31
Tag:Anfahrversuch; Bewertung; Fahrzeug; Kompatibilität; Schlag; Sicherheit; Verfahren; Versuch
Compatibility; Evaluation (assessment); Impact test (veh); Method; Safety; Shock; Test; Vehicle
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Source:Kapitel XI aus: FIMCAR - Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research
Institutes:Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik / Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion

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