U.S. Code of Federal Regulations

Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 20, 2019

§ 172.105 - Extent of damage.

For the purpose of § 172.103, design calculations must include both side and bottom damage, applied separately. Damage must consist of the most disabling penetration up to and including penetrations having the following dimensions:

(a) Side damage must be assumed to be as follows:

(1) Longitudinal extent - 6 feet (183 centimeters).

(2) Transverse extent - 30 inches (76 centimeters).

(3) Vertical extent - from the baseline upward without limit.

(b) Bottom damage must be assumed to be 15 inches (38 centimeters) from the baseline upward.