Accession Number : AD0747669

Title :   A Regression Model for Predicting Automobile Crashworthiness.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kramer,Charles Warren

Report Date : DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 145

Abstract : A stepwise regression analysis of automobile crashworthiness is developed. A sample of four hundred eleven Texas accidents were used in which the drive mix was held constant and all other factors were randomized. Nine predictor variables (length, width, weight, height, steering ratio, wheelbase, wheel stance, brake horsepower and brake area) were considered. Using regression analysis, a final equation utilizing these independent variables and explaining eleven percent of the variance in the dependent variable, was obtained for car body damage cost.

Descriptors :   (*PASSENGER VEHICLES, *SAFETY), (*MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, FACTOR ANALYSIS), SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), STATISTICAL DATA, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EQUATIONS, THESES

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE