The first three tests, including an oblique pole side impact, a IIHS side MDB, and a LINCAP test, were utilized in the development of simulation methodology for pressure sensor prediction in full vehicle tests while the fourth test, a FMVSS 214 test, was adopted to predict the pressure sensor response directly and validate the developed simulation methodology.
Three side impact modes, oblique pole side impact, IIHS side MDB, and FMVSS 214 MDB, were investigated in this study.
The vehicle chosen for the oblique pole side impact condition was vehicle A with FWD, a 2.
The vehicle impacted the oblique pole on the passenger side in the physical test.
18 bar, obtained from this test is higher than that of the oblique pole test (about 1.
Comparing the air leakage (Figures 34f to 34m) obtained from this simulation with those of the oblique pole (Figure 32d) and IIHS side MDB (Figure 33e to 33l), it can be seen clearly that the air leakage for the LINCAP test is the most severe one among the three test conditions.
The first reason is that the axial split magnetic pole is equivalent to the oblique pole
, and the air gap flux density waveform is improved; the other reason is that the sectional pole blocked the formation of eddy current loop, so the permanent magnetic eddy current loss decreased with the increased of number of segments.
After the Phase I Vehicle Assessment test which was completed for Green Automotive in February," said Ben Rainwater, Executive Consultant to the Company, "it was determined that the All-Electric SUV should be subject to a side impact test and in particular the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) part 214 Oblique Pole Test primarily because it is the more stringent of three (3) separate side impact tests that are required to comply with FMVSS 214.
Rainwater, "we have a solid understanding of where we are now and where we need to be in relationship to compliance with FMVSS 214, and the Oblique Pole Test in particular.
DALLAS -- Green Automotive Company Corporation (OTC:GACR) last night confirmed its initiation of a 20 MPH FMVSS 214 Oblique Pole Side Impact test on its All-Electric SUV, and plans to continue testing as part of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards testing required before the Company's planned launch of its All-Electric vehicle line late this year.
Green Automotive and vehicle manufacturer representatives met with Roush Industries' engineers late last week to discuss and to assist with preparations of the SUV for the initial test, the Oblique Pole Side Impact test.