The lightweight concrete Hi-Dri Cell energy absorbing gore barrier has been further tested to demonstrate the barriers capability to stop light cars without excessive G loads, and to fender standard size automobiles when impacted at high speeds and angles. Favorable test results were experienced in both the full stop and fendering phases of the testing. A VW was impacted at 58 mph and driven away with only 9-1/2 inches of front-end crush. Fendering tests involving standard size cars at speed up to 68 mph have been successfully performed without destroying the unit's head-on capability. /FHWA/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Energy Absorption Systems, Incorporated

    860 South River Road
    West Sacramento, CA  United States  95691
  • Authors:
    • Walker, G W
    • Young, B O
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-73- 66 Intrm Rpt., FCP 86E2-204
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM