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Light Bulb Filament Analysis – Understanding the Effect of Inertial Impact Forces
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 05, 2001 by SAE International in United States
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Event: SAE 2001 World Congress
Most accident reconstructionists realize that valuable information about a collision can be obtained from evaluating light bulb filaments. However, few fully understand the scientific phenomenon involved, and little research has been conducted in recent years. This study presents an applicable representation of realistic automobile collisions. In addition, the study takes into account the effect of used/aged bulbs and determines how effective filament stretch analysis can be used and under what conditions such analysis should be avoided. An innovative duration sensitive light bulb acceleration apparatus was used to determine if a consistent threshold Delta V exists that can be used to assist in the determination of impact severity.
CitationRay, S., Jewell, M., and Treat, B., "Light Bulb Filament Analysis – Understanding the Effect of Inertial Impact Forces," SAE Technical Paper 2001-01-1282, 2001, https://doi.org/10.4271/2001-01-1282.
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