Center of Gravity Height Analysis
When it is necessary in a case to understand the center of gravity, we may perform a center of gravity height analysis. To perform this analysis we use 4 seperate scales to look at weight distribution, and we utilize vehicle jacks to display motion. From there we can simulate different scenarios and measure the weight distribution within those scenarios. This can be an important factor in roll over cases.
Related Case Studies, Content & Research:
Collision Magazine, Volume 5, Issue 1, Sring 2010 – A Variable Deceleration Rate Approach to Rollover Crash Reconstruction
SAE 2009-01-0093 – Development of a Variable Deceleration Rate Approach to Rollover Crash Reconstruction
SAE 2009-01-0822 – Analysis of a Dolly Rollover with PC-Crash
.. SAE 2008-01-0350 – A Method to Quantify Vehicle Dynamics and Deformation for Vehicle Rollover Tests Using Camera -Matching Video.
SAE 2008-01-0178 – Analysis of Vehicle-to-Ground Impacts during a Rollover with an Impulse-Momentum Impact Model
SAE 2008-01-0194 – The Influence of Vehicle-to-Ground Impact Conditions on Rollover Dynamics and Severity
SAE 2008-01-0166 – Occupant Ejection Trajectories in Rollover Crashes: Full-Scale Testing and Real World Cases
SAE 2007-01-0726 – Factors Influencing Roof-to-Ground Impact Severity: Video Analysis and Analytical Modeling
SAE 2006-01-0723 – Image Analysis of Rollover Crash Tests Using Photogrammetry
Collision Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 1, 2016 – The Accelerations Present During the Trip Phase of a Soil-Tripped Rollover Crash
Collision Magazine, Volume 11, Issue 2, 2016 – The Longevity of Scene Evidence from a Rollover – A Case Study