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Collision Deformation Classification
- Ground Vehicle Standard
Published January 1, 1971 by SAE International in United States
The purpose and scope of this SAE Recommended Practice is to provide a basis for classification of the extent of vehicle deformation caused by vehicle accidents on the highway. It is necessary to classify collision contact deformation (as opposed to induced deformation) so that the accident deformation may be segregated into rather narrow limits. Studies of collision deformation can then be performed on one or many data banks with assurance that the data under study are of essentially the same type. The seven-character code is also an expression useful to persons engaged in automobile safety, to describe appropriately a field-damaged vehicle with conciseness in their oral and written communications. Although this classification system was established primarily for use by professional teams investigating accidents in depth, other groups may also find it useful.
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The SAE Accident Investigation and Reconstruction Practices (AIRP) Technical Standards Committee is dedicated to the development of recommended practices and information reports in the fields of accident reconstruction/analysis.STRUCTURE: The committee is composed of a series forums dealing with broad issues dealing with accident investigation and reconstruction. The forums are also based for the Task Forces that develop the J-standards. Current forums and task forces include Collision Damage and Classification, J224; Truck Damage Classification, J1301; Early Acquisition and Preservation of Information, J1674; Accident Reconstruction and Terminology, J1675; Generalized Damage Measurement, J1676; Event Data Records; Motor Vehicle Fire Investigation Advisory Group; Vehicle-Road Friction Measurement, J2505; Uncertainty in Accident Reconstruction; Accident Reconstruction Technology Collection, ARDC2007.