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Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Vehicle:  Ford Torino

Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness

Reports
Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness, Test Report 2: 1975 Ford Torino-to-NHTSA Test Device - 8.5MB - 228 pages

Page Sections
Test Information
Vehicle 2: 1975 Ford Torino
Instrumentation Data
Video
Testing of a 1975 Ford Torino by Dynamic Science, Inc. in a report released March 1979.

Test Information

Test No.:8
Contract or Study Title:FORD-TO-MOVING TEST DEVICE
Test Performer:DYNAMIC SCIENCE
Test Reference No.: 8316-4
Test Type:TEST PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
Test Configuration:IMPACTOR INTO VEHICLE
Closing Speed (kph):95.10
Impact Angle (degrees):0
Offset Distance (mm):0
Version No.:1
Test Objectives:DEVELOP METHODS FOR EVALUATING CRASH COMPATABILITY AND AGGRESSIVENESS
Test Date:5/16/1978
Contract No.:DOT-HS-7-01758
Test Track Surface:ASPHALT
Test Track Condition:DRY
Ambient Temperature (degrees Celsius):31
Type of Recorder:FM MULTIPLEXOR TAPE RECORDER
Total No. of Curves:93
Test Commentary:NO COMMENTS


Vehicle 2: 1975 Ford Torino

Vehicle No.:2
Vehicle Make:FORD
Vehicle Model:TORINO
Model Year:1975
Engine Type:V8 INLINE FRONT
Engine Displacement (liters):5.80
Vehicle Test Weight (Kgrams):2064
Vehicle Length (mm):5537
Vehicle Width (mm):2014
NHTSA Number: 
Body Type:FOUR DOOR SEDAN
Vehicle Identification No.:5H27H182053
Transmission Type:AUTOMATIC - REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Vehicle Center of Gravity Distance Behind Front Axle (mm):1328
Steering Column Shear Capsule Separation:UNKNOWN
Steering Column Collapse Mechanism:OTHER
Vehicle Modification Indicator:PRODUCTION VEHICLE
Description of Vehicle Modification: 
Vehicle Speed (kph):47.60
Crabbed Angle (degrees):0
Principal Direction of Force (degrees):0
Bumper Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Sill Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
A-Pillar Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Damage Index (Collision Deformation Classification):12FCAW9
Angle of Moving Test Cart (degrees):0
Vehicle Orientation of Moving Cart (degrees):0
Total Length of Indentation:2014
Distance between Center of Damaged area and C.G. Axis (mm):0
Maximum Crush Distance:787
Vehicle Commentary:NO COMMENTS
Damage Profile Distances One:709
Damage Profile Distances Two:693
Damage Profile Distances Three:772
Damage Profile Distances Four:759
Damage Profile Distances Five:734
Damage Profile Distances Six:696
Pre-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Pre-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Pre-test - Length of Engine Block: 
Post-test - Total Length of Vehicle at Centerline: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Front of Engine: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Leading Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Upper Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Right Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Lower Trailing Edge of Left Door: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Bottom of A Post of Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Right Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Firewall Left Side: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Steering Column: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to A Post: 
Post-test - Center of Steering Column to Headliner: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Right Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Rear Surface of Vehicle to Left Side of Front Bumper: 
Post-test - Length of Engine Block: 


Instrumentation Data

Download NCAP Test 00008 Instrumentation Data in Altair Binary Format - 4KB
Download NCAP Test 00008 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA EV5 ASCII X-Y format - 2KB
Download NCAP Test 00008 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA ISO_MME format - 4KB
Download NCAP Test 00008 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA UDS-1992 format - 1KB


Video

1975 Ford Torino-to-Moving Test Device
Duration: 5:23
May 16, 1978
Development of a Test Methodology for Evaluating Crash Compatibility and Aggressiveness, Test Report 2: 1975 Ford Torino-to-NHTSA Test Device
Download video of NHTSA NCAP #00008: 1975 Ford Torino-to-Moving Test Device - 382MB


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