Meaning of crashworthiness in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkraʃwəːðɪnəs/


mass noun
  • The degree to which a vehicle will protect its occupants from the effects of an accident.

    ‘He specialises in structural crashworthiness research, accident investigation, failure analysis, numerical modelling and experimental testing of a variety of structures subjected to impact and gross deformation loads.’
    • ‘Consumers are currently provided with two separate measures to consider when purchasing a vehicle: crashworthiness (and sometimes aggressivity) and fuel economy.’
    • ‘For example, many articles on various aspects of the crash performance of vehicles and human tolerance to injury are published in various specialist journals that focus on biomechanics and other aspects of vehicle crashworthiness.’
    • ‘They say they want to document fully who was on the train for the coroner's inquiry and also to help the Health and Safety Executive in its consideration of rail vehicle crashworthiness issues.’
    • ‘The impact of the two vehicles exceeded ‘the parameters of all recognised crashworthiness standards’.’
    • ‘The passive safety of vehicles has two components - crashworthiness and aggressivity.’
    • ‘Some vehicles perform relatively well on both crashworthiness and fuel consumption measures.’
    • ‘The rigid structure also improves crashworthiness and helps reduce noise, vibration and harshness.’
    • ‘This is particularly important in crashworthiness.’
    • ‘Our proprietary hydroforming and magnetic-pulse welding technologies allow for enhanced structural rigidity, reduced weight, and improved crashworthiness.’
    • ‘This arrangement would give designers much more packaging freedom and improve crashworthiness by removing large centrally located components that intrude into the cabin in a collision.’
    • ‘Brand boosters take the values and character traits of the car more seriously than the quality of its steel or its crashworthiness.’
    • ‘The body doesn't have to play a role in the crashworthiness of the vehicle, because that capability can be built right into the skateboard.’
    • ‘The approach taken here of combining a car's fuel economy with its crashworthiness may provide a way forward.’
    • ‘The helicopter airframe consists of a lightweight aluminium alloy and honeycomb structure with high crashworthiness.’
    • ‘And they still need to meet crashworthiness, weight and NVH objectives.’
    • ‘By the mid-1980s, safety minded companies like Volvo, Saab, BMW and Mercedes-Benz began cashing in on their reputation for crashworthiness.’
    • ‘He recommended a review of crashworthiness standards for trains, increased fire protection and direct radio contact between trains and signallers.’
    • ‘The helicopter has a high level of crashworthiness, including impact tolerance and redundancy in vital systems and components.’
    • ‘The machine-milled frames are strengthened for crashworthiness.’