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Volvo Drop Tests from a Crane

Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:28 am
by MSI
Volvo doing some crane drop tests as part of their #ForEveryonesSafety
Great program and great way to bring a vehicle up to speed in a small area!
More information on the Volvo safety program #ForEveryonesSafety is here:
It also reminded me of some similar tests done in the 60's at Calspan as part of the HVOSM development
Below are some quick scans of some figures from a 1967 Calspan report. Many crane drop tests were performed as part of that research. Great to see crane drop tests still being used.
  • (we apparently need to scan this report since don't find it online!)
  • 1967 "Determination of Physical Criteria for Roadside Energy Conversion System", R. R. McHenry, N. J. DeLeys and D. J. Segal, Calspan Report No. VJ-2251-V-1, July
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Some old school plots (by hand! image that and realize how fortunate we are to be able to quickly and instantly create time history charts!)
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