CRASH TESTS OF AN ARTICULATED ENERGY-ABSORBING GORE BARRIER EMPLOYING LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE CARTRIDGES

THE CONCEPT OF VERMICULITE CONCRETE ENERGY ABSORPTION HAS BEEN FURTHER TESTED BY INCORPORATING CARTRIDGES INTO THE HI-DRO CELL SANDWICH UNIT DESIGNED FOR WATER-CELL USE. REPEATED TESTS WERE PERFORMED WITH GRADUALLY INCREASED USE OF THE CARTRIDGES IN PLACE OF WATER CELLS. TESTS UP TO 55 MPH WITH MEDIUM-WEIGHT AUTOMOBILES INDICATE IMPROVED RESPONSE, ESPECIALLY WITH REGARD TO THE APPROACH TO SQUARE- WAVE DECELERATION PULSE. HARNESS-RESTRAINED DRIVERS REPORTED NO DISCOMFORT IN THREE SEPARATE IMPACTS AT SPEEDS ABOVE 50 MPH. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 19-27
  • Monograph Title: Traffic safety barriers, lighting supports and dike slopes
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No 386 pp
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 15 1972 12:00AM