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Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Koch, D., Beauchamp, G., and Pentecost, D.
Abstract Tire disablement events can cause a drag force that slows a vehicle. In this study, the magnitude of the deceleration was measured for different phases of 29 high speed tire tread separation ....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Grimes, W., Vadnais, T., and Wilcoxson, G.
Abstract The time/distance relationship for a heavy truck accelerating from a stop is often needed to accurately assess the events leading up to a collision. Several series of tests were conducted to ....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Jones, B., Calabro, M., Brink, J., and Swinford, S.
In minor inline rear-end accidents, vehicle damage is the primary tangible indicator of impact severity or vehicle change in velocity (ΔV). A technique for calculating change in velocity base....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Fabbroni, M., Rovt, J., and Paquette, M.
Abstract Collision reconstruction often involves calculations and computer simulations, which require an estimation of the weights of the involved vehicles. Although weight data is readily available f....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Asay, A., Armstrong, C., Higgins, B., and Steiner, J.
Abstract The rear override crash behavior of full-size and light duty pickup trucks was examined. A series of ten full-scale, front and rear override impact crash tests were conducted involving four f....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Terpstra, T., Miller, S., and Hashemian, A.
Abstract Photogrammetry and the accuracy of a photogrammetric solution is reliant on the quality of photographs and the accuracy of pixel location within the photographs. A photograph with lens distor....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): White, K. and Merala, R.
Abstract This study presents a method to characterize the accuracy and precision of video-acceleration-position (VAP) devices, and presents results from testing of one such vehicle camera (“dashcam”) ....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Panigrahi, S., Lu, J., and Hong, S.
Abstract Characterizing or reconstructing incidents ranging from light to heavy crashes is one of the enablers for mobility solutions for fleet management, car-sharing, ride-hailing, insurance etc. Wh....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Grimes, W., Vadnais, T., and Wilcoxson, G.
Abstract The time/distance relationship for a heavy truck accelerating from a stop is often needed to accurately assess the events leading up to a collision. Several series of tests were conducted to ....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Bonugli, E., Watson, R., Freund, M., and Wirth, J.
Abstract This paper reports on seventy additional tests conducted using a mechanical device described by Bonugli et al. [4]. The method utilized quasi-static loading of bumper systems and other vehicl....
Journal Article
2017-03-28
Author(s): Ault, B. and Toomey, D.
Abstract Reconstruction of passenger vehicle accidents involving side impacts with narrow objects has traditionally been approached using side stiffness coefficients derived from moveable deformable b....
Journal Article
2017-03-28
Author(s): Struble, J. and Struble, D.
Abstract Crash tests of vehicles by striking deformable barriers are specified by Government programs such as FMVSS 214, FMVSS 301 and the Side Impact New Car Assessment Program (SINCAP). Such tests r....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Bortles, W., Hessel, D., and Neale, W.
Abstract When a vehicle with protruding wheel studs makes contact with another vehicle or object in a sideswipe configuration, the tire sidewall, rim and wheel studs of that vehicle can deposit distin....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Rose, N., Carter, N., Pentecost, D., and Hashemian, A.
Abstract This paper investigates the dynamics of four motorcycle crashes that occurred on or near a curve (Edwards Corner) on a section of the Mulholland Highway called “The Snake.” This section of hi....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Goddard, C. and Price, D.
Abstract Various mechanisms have been used to drive speedometers and other instrument gauges. This paper reviews the mechanisms used; in particular investigates the ability of stepper motors which hav....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Davis, G.
Abstract For at least 15 years it has been recognized that pre-crash data captured by event data recorders might help illuminate the actions of drivers prior to crashes. In left-turning crashes where ....
Technical Paper
2017-03-28
Author(s): Lambourn, R. and Manning, J.
Abstract It can happen, following a collision between a car and a pedestrian or in a deliberate assault with a motor vehicle, that the pedestrian comes to be caught or wedged beneath the car, and that....
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