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Passive Safety in Sports Cars – Safety Cells

Mateusz Sowa, Bartłomiej Urbański, Kamila Stopińska

The safety cell (depending on its producer also referred to as safety cage, roll cage or crash box) is an indispensable sports car element tasked with limiting results of a potential car crash. The aforesaid structure should be characterised by the highest possible and repeatable workmanship, providing strength assumed at the design stage. The collaboration of the Łukasiewicz Research Network – Upper Silesian Institute of Technology, Welding Research Centre and of the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation (i.e. the institution supervising motor racing in Poland) enabled the implementation of the Certification Procedure for Safety Cages in accordance with the Homologation Regulations for Safety Cages of Federation Internationale de l’Automobile. The article discusses conclusions concerning tests performed within the Certification Procedure for Safety Cages, rescue aspects concerning the safety cell design and further research trends.

DOI: 10.17729/ebis.2023.1/4

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