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Safety Related Testing and Results of Polycarbonate and Tempered Glass Non-Windshield Glazing Applications
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 23, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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This paper presents results from a series of tests that address safety related issues concerning vehicle glazing. These issues include occupant containment, head impact injury, neck injuries, fracture modes, and laceration. Component-level and full vehicle crash tests of standard and polycarbonate non-windshield glazing were conducted. The tests were conducted as part of a study to demonstrate that there is no decrease in the safety benefits offered by polycarbonate glazing when compared to current glazing. Readers of this paper will gain a broader understanding of the tests that are typically conducted for glazing evaluation from a safety perspective, as well as gain insight into the meaning of the results.
CitationMiller, P. and Sykes, M., "Safety Related Testing and Results of Polycarbonate and Tempered Glass Non-Windshield Glazing Applications," SAE Technical Paper 980863, 1998, https://doi.org/10.4271/980863.
- Glazing Materials
- NHTSA Advanced Glazing Research Team AEjection Mitigation Using Advanced Glazing: A Status Report November 1995
- Reilly Jack J. Miller P. Michael II “Headform Impact Testing of Polycarbonate Glazing Materials,” Report SAE 930741 SAE 1993
- Side Impact Protection
- Upper Interior Head Impact Protection