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A detailed multipurpose finite element model of a 1994 Chevrolet C-1500 pickup truck was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The model is the first of its kind developed specifically to address vehicle safety issues, including front and side performance, as well as road side hardware design. The former application typically involves(More)
A detailed multipurpose finite element model of a 1994 Chevrolet C-1500 pickup truck was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The model is the first of its kind developed specifically to address vehicle safety issues, including front and side performance, as well as road side hardware design. In addition a reduced version of the(More)
This working paper is a compilation of recent efforts and findings intended to solicit feedback on the approach, scenarios analyzed, findings, interpretations, conclusions, and implications for practice resulting from the efforts of the research team. Please forward comments or questions to the authors noted above. These efforts will ultimately be(More)
Highway and roadside safety features are crash tested for compliance with certain safety criteria. US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) uses a surrogate reusable test vehicle, Bogie, to conduct crash tests of roadside safety features. Bogie is intended to replace an impacting vehicle in order to reduce the cost of the test. Bogie can be configured with(More)
This paper describes a finite element computer simulation of a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) full scale crash test. The full scale test selected for this study is a 30mph frontal impact of a 1993 Ford Taurus vehicle into a rigid flat wall. Finite element models of a Ford Taurus vehicle, a Hybrid III dummy, and a driver side airbag were combined to(More)
This working paper summarizes recent efforts and findings derived from NCAC research. It is intended to solicit feedback on the approach, scenarios analyzed, findings, interpretations, and implications for practice reported by the research team. The statements contained herein do not necessarily reflect the views or policy of the FHWA. Please forward(More)
This working paper is a compilation of recent efforts and findings intended to solicit feedback on the approach, scenarios analyzed, findings, interpretations, conclusions, and implications for practice resulting from the efforts of the research team. Please forward comments or questions to the authors noted above. These efforts will ultimately be(More)
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