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FIMCAR - Frontal Impact and Compatibility Assessment Research: Strategy and first results for future frontal impact assessment

  • For the assessment of vehicle safety in frontal collisions, the crash compatibility between the colliding vehicles is crucial. Compatibility compromises both the self protection and the partner protection properties of vehicles. For the accident data analysis, the CCIS (GB) and GIDAS (DE) in-depth data bases were used. Selection criteria were frontal car accidents with car in compliance with ECE R94. For this study belted adult occupants in the front seats sustaining MAIS 2+ injuries were studied. Following this analysis FIMCAR concluded that the following compatibility issues are relevant: - Poor structural interaction (especially low overlap and over/underriding) - Compartment strength - Frontal force mismatch with lower priority than poor structural interaction In addition injuries arising from the acceleration loading of the occupant are present in a significant portion of frontal crashes. Based on the findings of the accident analysis the aims that shall be addressed by the proposed assessment approach were defined and priorities were allocated to them. The aims and priorities shall help to decide on suitable test procedures and appropriate metrics. In general it is anticipated that a full overlap and off-set test procedure is the most appropriate set of tests to assess a vehicle- frontal impact self and partner protection.

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Author:Heiko Johannsen, Thorsten Adolph, Robert Thomson, Mervyn Edwards, Ignacio Lazaro, Ton Versmissen
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/11
Year of first publication:2011
Contributing corporation:Technische Universität Berlin
Release Date:2014/02/11
Tag:Anfahrversuch; Bewertung; Deformierbare Barriere (Anpralltest); Fahrzeug; Frontalzusammenstoß; Kompatibilität; Konferenz; Prüfverfahren; Schweregrad (Unfall, Verletzung); Sicherheit; Überdeckung
Compatibility; Conference; Deformable barrier (impact test); Evaluation (assessment); Head on collision; Impact test (veh); Overlapping; Safety; Severity (accid, injury); Test method; Vehicle
Volltext: http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/esv/esv22/22ESV-000286.pdf
Source:Proceedings of the 22nd International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, June 13-16, 2011, Washington, D.C.
Institutes:Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik / Abteilung Fahrzeugtechnik
Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV) / 22nd ESV Conference 2011

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