EVALUATION OF CRASH CUSHIONS CONSTRUCTED OF LIGHTWEIGHT CELLULAR CONCRETE

LIGHTWEIGHT CELLULAR CONCRETE CRASH CUSHIONS HAVE NOW PROGRESSED TO THE POINT THAT EXPERIMENTAL INSTALLATIONS ARE BEING MADE IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE SAFETY DEVICES AND PRESENTS THE RESULTS OF THE MOST RECENT VEHICLE CRASH TESTS. THIS CRASH CUSHION IS COMPOSED OF VERMICULITE CONCRETE, LIGHTWEIGHT WELDED WIRE FABRIC, AND CYLINDRICAL CARDBOARD FORMS. AT THE PRESENT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT, THE CRASH CUSHION IS AN EFFECTIVE SYSTEM THAT PROTECTS MOTORISTS FROM COLLISIONS WITH RIGID OBSTACLES WHETHER THEY COLLIDE IN A HEAD-ON OR SIDE-ANGLE ATTITUDE. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-18
  • Monograph Title: Traffic safety barriers, lighting supports and dike slopes
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 386 pp
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 9 1972 12:00AM