Rollover scenarios in Europe

  • Rollover accidents seem to be a rising problem in Europe and therefore the systematic of this accident scenario should be investigated. Based on statistical investigations on major European accident databases for different countries a series of 73 real world rollover accidents was analysed. These cases were reconstructed using PC-Crash and preliminary categorised using a modified USbased rollover classification. In a first step, the rollover events were reconstructed from the point of conflict to the vehicle- rest position. The vehicles kinematics as well as its linear and rotational velocities were derived. In a second step typical velocity characteristics as well as kinematics were identified and the events categorised according to these criteria. Based on these results four main categories were defined, covering all reconstructed accidents. This categorisation was based on mechanical parameters (rotatory and translator kinematical data of the vehicle). Significant differences can be seen for different scenarios for the "first phase of rollover".

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Author:J. Gugler, H. Steffan, G. Lutter, S. Fleischer
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2012/08/01
Contributing corporation:Institut für Mechanik <Graz>
Release Date:2012/08/01
Tag:Fahrzeug; Geschwindigkeit; Konferenz; Rotation; Unfall; Unfallrekonstruktion; Überschlagen
Accident; Conference; Overturning (veh); Reconstruction (accid); Rotation; Speed; Vehicle
Weitere beteiligte Körperschaft: Delphi Deutschland GmbH <Berlin>
Source:1st International Conference on ESAR "Expert Symposium on Accident Research", S. 77-84
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 80 Unfallforschung
BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 91 Fahrzeugkonstruktion
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 1st International Conference on ESAR

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