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Van Crashworthiness and Aggressivity Study

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

Vehicle:  Dodge B200

Van Crashworthiness and Aggressivity Study

Reports
Van Crashworthiness and Aggressivity Study, Test Report 1: Van to NHTSA-Fixed Test Device, Head-On Impact Tests - 39.2MB - 614 pages

Page Sections
Test Information
Vehicle 1: 1979 Dodge Sportsman
Instrumentation Data
Video
Testing of a 1979 Dodge Sportsman by Dynamic Science, Inc. in a report released June 1979.

Test Information

Test No.:9
Contract or Study Title:VAN CRASHWORTH AND AGGRESS
Test Performer:DYNAMIC SCIENCE
Test Reference No.: 3052-8
Test Type:TEST PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT
Test Configuration:VEHICLE INTO VEHICLE
Closing Speed (kph):100.30
Impact Angle (degrees):0
Offset Distance (mm):0
Version No.:1
Test Objectives:STUDY VAN AGGRESS,EXTENSION FVMSS208 TO VANS,FUTURE UPGRADING FMVSS400
Test Date:5/11/1979
Contract No.:DOT-HS-8-01942
Test Track Surface:ASPHALT
Test Track Condition:DRY
Ambient Temperature (degrees Celsius):27
Type of Recorder:FM MULTIPLEXOR TAPE RECORDER
Total No. of Curves:71
Test Commentary:LAP BELT LAOD FAIL


Vehicle 2: 1979 Dodge Sportsman

Vehicle No.:1
Vehicle Make:DODGE
Vehicle Model:SPORTSMAN
Model Year:1979
Engine Type:V8 INLINE FRONT
Engine Displacement (liters):5.90
Vehicle Test Weight (Kgrams):2109
Vehicle Length (mm):4536
Vehicle Width (mm):1994
NHTSA Number: 
Body Type:VAN
Vehicle Identification No.:B21JF9X156023
Transmission Type:AUTOMATIC - REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Vehicle Center of Gravity Distance Behind Front Axle (mm):1194
Steering Column Shear Capsule Separation:UNKNOWN
Steering Column Collapse Mechanism:OTHER
Vehicle Modification Indicator:PRODUCTION VEHICLE
Description of Vehicle Modification:.
Vehicle Speed (kph):50.10
Crabbed Angle (degrees):0
Principal Direction of Force (degrees):0
Bumper Engagement:DIRECT ENGAGEMENT
Sill Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
A-Pillar Engagement:NOT APPLICABLE
Vehicle Damage Index (Collision Deformation Classification):12FDEW5
Angle of Moving Test Cart (degrees):0
Vehicle Orientation of Moving Cart (degrees):0
Total Length of Indentation:1930
Distance between Center of Damaged area and C.G. Axis (mm):0
Maximum Crush Distance:396
Vehicle Commentary:NO COMMENTS
Damage Profile Distances One:91
Damage Profile Distances Two:249
Damage Profile Distances Three:396
Damage Profile Distances Four:312
Damage Profile Distances Five:180
Damage Profile Distances Six:0
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 00009 Instrumentation Data in Altair Binary Format - 588KB
Download NCAP Test 00009 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA EV5 ASCII X-Y format - 341KB
Download NCAP Test 00009 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA ISO_MME format - 225KB
Download NCAP Test 00009 Instrumentation Data in NHTSA UDS-1992 format - 169KB


Video

1979 Dodge B-200 Van-to-1979 Chevrolet Impala, Symmetric, Head-On (62.28 MPH)
Duration: 8:24
May 11, 1979
Van Crashworthiness and Aggressivity Study
Download video of NHTSA NCAP #00009: 1979 Dodge B-200 Van-to-1979 Chevrolet Impala - 598MB


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