crashworthiness


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crashworthiness

The ability of an aircraft structure and components to withstand damage caused in a crash without severely injuring occupants or preventing their escape from a wreckage.
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The challenge has always been in developing data about the crashworthiness of these materials in various uses.
A crashworthiness defect is distinct in that the alleged defect does not cause the accident.
To seek for the optimal crashworthiness design a set of designs are selected from the design space using the factorial design, which have different thickness column and side length.
Design issues also include processability and crashworthiness of materials.
We deliver technical, analytical, and engineering, support for aviation safety and security, National Airspace Systems (NAS) modernization, motor vehicle safety and crashworthiness testing, crash data analysis, and special transportation studies and analyses.
s Subaru Legacy sedan earned ''best pick'' designations in front crashworthiness tests, the U.
The new Legacy saloon and sports tourer have already won widespread praise for their active safety, but now they have also achieved five-star crashworthiness ratings in recent tests in Australia.
The Saab 9-5 has therefore been awarded extra points that now give the car the five star crashworthiness rating.
The Institute has been evaluating crashworthiness since 1995 based on crashing vehicles into a barrier at an angle, rather than head-on as called for by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tests, on the theory the offset test better replicates real-world conditions.
After the average vehicle weight fell significantly from the 1970s 1990, the average vehicle weight has actually in creased again every year since (due in large part to new safety and crashworthiness features).
The institute has begun testing new side impact crashworthiness, which is intended to gauge how well vehicles protect side occupants when struck by pickups and SUVs.
The "Aramis" Information System for research and development projects in Switzerland talks of Project "Impact" or Improved failure prediction for advanced crashworthiness of transportation vehicles.