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Experimental Evaluation of Test Procedures for Front Compatibility
Published October 27, 2004 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Autumn Conference
Crash test procedures in various laboratories are being studied to evaluate crash compatibility performance of cars. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analyzed the load cell data from the Full Width Rigid Barrier (FWRB) and measured AHOF as the characteristics of compatibility. On the other hand, Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) developed the Full Width Deformable Barrier (FWDB) to evaluate the homogeneity of cars and HOF. In this paper, carrying out the FWRD and FWRB tests the need of the honeycomb was discussed in comparison with Car-to-Car tests. Car-to-Moving-Deformable-Barrier (MDB) tests were conducted to replicate Car- to-Car tests and to evaluate the relevant self-protection of small cars. The deformable face of MDB was developed by the load cell data in the FWDB test and reasonably reproduced the crash characteristics of the actual cars.