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Improving the safety of small cars
Author(s): Denis Wood; Mark Doody
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Paper Abstract

This paper examines the issues involved in measurement of car safety and the injury criteria used. In the context of evaluation and measurement of safety a mathematical model is derived for the dynamic structural impact behaviour of cars and for the kinematics of unrestrained and restrained occupants. Comparison with the reported dynamic behaviour of cars shows a high degree of agreement. Methods of improving the safety of small cars are examined in the light of the model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1993
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2101, Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments, (22 September 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.156261
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Denis Wood, Wood & Associates (Ireland)
Mark Doody, Wood & Associates (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2101:
Measurement Technology and Intelligent Instruments
Li Zhu, Editor(s)

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