Cranfield Impact Centre (CIC) is an internationally respected facility with expertise in vehicle crashworthiness and occupant simulation. CIC conducts leading research that provides highly effective solutions.

Physical impact testing and computer modelling complement each other at CIC and we are in a unique position to offer both services independently or in conjunction. We can access impact analysis for a variety of structures, such as restraint systems, seats and F1 vehicles through physical and virtual testing techniques.

Our state-of-the-art testing laboratories feature a range of test rigs for both static and dynamic testing of structures. Tests can be carried out for certification or research purposes.

CIC is renowned for its service excellence and confidentiality. Our highly skilled, professional engineering team will ensure your testing requirements are supported throughout the project with client focus leading our priorities.

Summary of applications

  • FIA approved site for crash testing of F1 vehicles.
  • Sled deceleration testing of structures and dummies.
  • VCA approved site for coach rollover testing.
  • Moment of inertia and centre of gravity measurement.
  • Finite element modelling of accident reconstruction.

Using the facility

CIC is an FIA approved test house for crash and static tests. The centre is also an approved consultancy by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) for both EC Regulation R66 coach rollover Type Approval and R80.

Take a virtual 360° tour of CIC's sled test laboratory below.