ISBN-13: 9789810220969 / Twarda / 1995 / 180 str.
This text explains how the car, as a structure, behaves in various types of accidents. To understand this phenomenon, both the special features of car structures and the elementary physics of collisions are explained. These ideas are then applied to roll-overs, side impacts, head-on collisions etc, allowing the reader to analyze accidents. Soon it becomes apparent to readers that the international rules for the design of domestic car structures are inadequate in many respects. The book explains why racing drivers survive the severest of accidents but many ordinary motorists do not survive crashes at one quarter the speed.