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The Small Overlap Crash Test is one of the greatest challenges to the structural strength of vehicles. One of the main assessment criteria is the penetration of tires, body and chassis parts into the passenger compartment. With the M=SLED Small Overlap from Messring, there is now the option of testing critical chassis components that could penetrate the passenger compartment without destroying an entire vehicle body. The test sled is designed for use with a hydro brake and is designed to realistically display the test scenario on the left side of the vehicle. The chassis under test runs freely rolling on the ground at up to 64 km/h against a force measuring wall, which is contoured to the small overlap barrier, and is decelerated in a controlled manner until it breaks. Thanks to the additional force measuring wall, which is based on a wheel housing shape and travels on sleds, the resulting forces and deflection of the components in the wheel housing are recorded. The sled can be adapted to different chassis mounts.
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