Title: A review of side underride statistics and protection device literature and designs

Authors: Patrick Galipeau-Bélair; Moustafa El-Gindy; Srikanth Ghantae; David Critchley; Sarathy Ramachandra

Addresses: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, 2000 Simcoe Street N, ON L1K 7K4, Canada ' University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, 2000 Simcoe Street N, ON L1K 7K4, Canada ' Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Cab Engineering Analysis, 7900 National Service Rd, Mail Stop: CC/1-36, Greensboro, NC 27409, USA ' Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Cab Engineering Analysis, 7900 National Service Rd, Mail Stop: CC/1-36, Greensboro, NC 27409, USA ' Volvo Group Trucks Technology, Cab Engineering Analysis, 7900 National Service Rd, Mail Stop: CC/1-36, Greensboro, NC 27409, USA

Abstract: The goal of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the literature published on side underride protection devices (SUPDs). The overview examines current statistics and regulations concerning side underrides and tested designs and configurations, along with the aerodynamic advantage of trailer fairings which can be incorporated within the guards. Calculation methods to determine the severity of crashes on the occupants are also outlined and briefly discussed as to how they can be implemented for side underride crashes.

Keywords: side underride protection devices; tractor-trailers; aerodynamic fairings; side underride regulations; side crashes; heavy vehicle systems; SUPD; underride statistics; underride device designs; aerodynamics; literature review; vehicle accidents; occupant injuries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.2013.056813

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 2013 Vol.20 No.4, pp.361 - 374

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 15 Aug 2013 *

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