This content is not included in your SAE MOBILUS subscription, or you are not logged in.
Vehicle Aggressivity Measurement and Evaluation
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1979 by SAE International in United States
Annotation ability available
This paper presents some current methods of evaluating vehicle aggressivity. Current methods under development include the use of a honeycomb front impact barrier which measures loads across the vehicle frontal area. Analytical methods are also available to model a combination of vehicles in frontal collisions and the associated occupant responses. In addition, a theoretical method is presented to measure aggressivity. The new methodology also uses a deformable barrier in frontal impact testing. This barrier, however, is modeled to represent a non-aggressive vehicle, used as a standard against which aggressivity characteristics of all cars can be measured.
CitationRagland, C., "Vehicle Aggressivity Measurement and Evaluation," SAE Technical Paper 790297, 1979, https://doi.org/10.4271/790297.
- Yee R., Croper R., and Davis S., “Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness Final Report - Volume II” (will be available to the public in spring of 1980).
- Franchine E., Fiat Technical Presentation. Presented at the Sixth Experimental Safety Vehicle Conference. Washington, D.C.: October 1976.