College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 14:18:51


Civil Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


The proposed project will cover the effects of FMVSS 214 addendum to include light trucks. The addition of side door beams, air bags, and a dynamic performance requirement are the main points of FMVSS 214 which will be discussed. The effects of these safety measures will be compared between light trucks and sedans. NHTSA reports regarding the effects of FMVSS 214 will be reviewed in this paper. Based on the NHTSA literature reviews, further recommendations will be made.

Research Sponsor

William Schneider

First Reader

Christopher Miller

Second Reader

Nariman Mahabadi

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ping Yi



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