Analysis of Tie Rod Separations in Motor Vehicle Crashes

  title={Analysis of Tie Rod Separations in Motor Vehicle Crashes},
  author={Robert J. Pascarella and Michelle M. Vogler},
This paper describes how, as part of determining the circumstances of a crash, components or component assemblies may be evaluated to identify if they were damaged as a result of the crash or if they lost function prior to the crash. Evaluation of a component or component assembly loss of function on vehicle performance is useful in establishing vehicle dynamics and other detailed characteristics of a crash. The causes and conditions for a tie rod fracture or separation from the steering… CONTINUE READING