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TitleStructural aspects of crashworthiness in road transport
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1987
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThe crashworthiness of a vehicle is determined largely by its structural characteristics. Controlled crush is desirable for the front and rear structure while retaining the integrity of the passenger compartment. Factors to be considered in the specification of structural characteristics are discussed in relation to conflicting requirements for different crash configurations, types of occupant restraint and limited knowledge of human impact tolerance. The relevance of differences in vehicle mass is also considered, with particular reference to collisions between cars and heavy commercial vehicles. The paper concludes with a review of the desirable structural characteristics of roadside barriers and impact attenuators.
Book DetailsStructural crashworthiness and property damage accidents. N.W. Murray, R.H. Grzebieta (eds.)
PublisherDept Civil Engineering, Monash University
Publisher CityClayton, VIC
ISBN086746772X
Conference NameStructural crashworthiness and property damage accidents
Conference LocationMelbourne, Australia
Conference Date10-12 August 1987
Page Range57-69
Page Count13
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
McLean AJ (1987) 'Structural aspects of crashworthiness in road transport', Proceedings of Structural crashworthiness and property damage accidents, pp 57-69.