The IIHS Side Impact Barrier, developed back in 2000-2001 (last reviewed October 2007) is available from Cellbond; this barrier was upgraded based on the FMVSS 214 barrier, which resembled the height and front-end shape of a typical SUV or Pickup at the time. With more than a decade of changes in vehicle designs, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to alter its side-impact crash test. Cellbond have been following the development and evolution of this barrier and have been offering the different versions.
IIHS is now upgrading their side impact test protocol to include an updated deformable barrier – version 2.0 and a test setup that continues to reflect changes in vehicle types and accidents. Cellbond and IIHS have been working together for the IIHS Side Impact Barrier 2.0, now redesigned to better represent the front-end shape of certain types of vehicles, SUVs and Pick-ups at present and is being introduced in order to make the barrier to vehicle tests more representative of real-life vehicle impacts. Cellbond are supporting IIHS with their Side Impact Research Update Project, and development at IIHS is on-going ahead of the planned introduction in 2022.
IIHS Side Impact Barrier 1.0 and the updated IIHS Side Impact Barrier 2.0 are both available to order.
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Static honeycomb calibration tests are run in-house to guarantee the repeatability of barrier construction and performance.
Finite Element Model
An FE Model of Cellbond’s IIHS Side Impact Barrier is available from Arup in solid model elements.