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ARC-CSI Crash Conference 2012 - Force meter

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ARC-CSI Crash Conference 2012 - Force meter

Post by Texastroop » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:26 am

Can anyone give me any information on the "force meter" that was used during the day of crash testing? This is the one that was attached to the wrecker and used to pull the car to determine a drag factor for the roadway surface.

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Re: ARC-CSI Crash Conference 2012 - Force meter

Post by Rusty Haight » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:51 pm

It's a dynamometer that Fast Towing has on hand to essentially drag cars on scene. Basically makes the involved car a huge "drag sled." A couple of the guys from the conference staff and Boot Camp are working on an article describing how it worked, compare it to other drag factor tests/estimates and such for an upcoming issue of Collision.
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Re: ARC-CSI Crash Conference 2012 - Force meter

Post by Texastroop » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:57 pm

Thanks Rusty. I look forward to the article.


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