Target population of improved compatibility for Germany

  • In spite of today's highly sophisticated crash test procedures like the different NCAP programs running world-wide, bad real world crash performance of cars is still an issue. There are crash situations which are not sufficiently represented by actual test configurations. This is especially true for car to car, as well as for car to object impacts. The paper describes reasons for this bad performance. The reasons are in principal bad structural interaction between the car and its impact partners (geometric incompatibility), unadjusted front end stiffness (stiffness incompatibility) and collapse of passenger compartments. To show the efficiency of improving cars' structural behaviour in accidents with different impact partners an accident data analysis has been taken out by members of European Project VC-COMPAT. Accident data analysis has shown that in Germany between 15,000 and 20,000 of the now severely injured car occupants might get less injured and between 600 and 900 car occupant fatalities might be saved. Similar results arise for the UK.

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Author:Claus Pastor
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2011/10/11
Release Date:2011/10/11
Tag:Bau; Bewertung; Bruch (mech); Fahrzeug; Fahrzeuginnenraum; Karosserie; Konferenz; Pkw; Steifigkeit; Unfall; Verhalten; Zusammenstoß
Accident; Behaviour; Body (car); Car; Collision; Conference; Construction; Evaluation (assessment); Failure; Interior (veh); Stiffness; Vehicle
Source:In: 1st International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 72-76
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 / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion

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