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Euro NCAP MPDB Frontal Crash Workshop


In 2020 Euro NCAP introduced the MPDB (Moving Progressive Deformable Barrier) frontal crash. With this new crash test, Euro NCAP wants to assess not only the self-protection of vehicles, but also partner protection, i. e. compatibility. The new test procedure poses a number of challenges: the test with 2 moving objects (vehicle + barrier car) is much more demanding than a test against the crash block. In addition there is the use of the new THOR dummy. Due to the new compatibility evaluation, the test evaluation also goes beyond the previous scope. For example, the energy input into the barrier and the deformation pattern must be evaluated. The MPDB Workshop shows the new test procedure from test preparation (trolley, barrier and dummy seating). The workshop will be held at the ADAC Technical Centre in Landsberg, where the new test procedure was developed to a large extent, and will ensure the greatest possible practical relevance.

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at all those who design vehicles for this load case or test vehicles to that effect.

Course Objectives

Course participants will become familiar with the practical preparation, execution and evaluation of the MPDB crash. ADAC experts will answer questions about the new Euro NCAP test procedure.

Course Contents

  • Overview of the MPDB Test
    • Roadmap / schedule
    • Development of the test and assessment procedure
    • Current status of the working group
    • Integration into the overall rating (scores, modifiers)
  • Trolley and barrier
    • Specifications
    • Test preparation
  • THOR dummy
    • Dummy specifications (build level)
    • Experiences from the round robin test
    • Praxis: Seating procedure
    • Injury criteria, limit values, modifiers
    • Explanation of head injury assessment with SUFEHM
  • Compatibility rating
    • Compatibility modifier components
    • Determining the OLC
    • Praxis: Evaluation of barrier deformation (barrier scan)

Volker Sandner
ADAC Technik Zentrum Landsberg

Sandner Volker Sander has been head of the Vehicle Safety Department of ADAC, which includes active safety, passive safety and accident research, since 2010. Before that, from 1999-2007 he was in charge of the construction of ADAC’s crash test lab as a team manager. From 2007-2010 he lead the Passive Safety Department of ADAC. At Euro NCAP he is a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the frontal impact working group. In addition to that he is member of the side impact working group, the techincal working group and the ratings group of Euro NCAP. He is also lecturer for vehicle safety at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich.

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This course is available as an in-house seminar. The trainer comes to your site - you save travel expenses and travel time. Get an offer.

Your contact person

Dr. Dirk Ulrich
Phone.: 06023 - 96 40 - 66

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