FEASIBILITY OF LIGHTWEIGHT CELLULAR CONCRETE FOR VEHICLE CRASH CUSHIONS

THREE VEHICLE CRASH TESTS OF LIGHTWEIGHT CELLULAR CONCRETE CRASH CUSHIONS ARE REPORTED, ALONG WITH PROPOSED PROCEDURES FOR CAST-IN-PLACE AND PRECAST CONSTRUCTION OF THESE DEVICES. THIS CRASH CUSHION, COMPOSED OF VERMICULITE CONCRETE, LIGHTWEIGHT WELDED WIRE FABRIC, AND CYLINDRICAL CARDBOARD FORMS, IS DESIGNED TO PROTECT MOTORISTS FROM COLLISIONS WITH RIGID OBSTACLES LOCATED ALONG THE ROADWAY. THE CRASH CUSHION HAS PROVED CRASH-WORTHY UNDER HEAD-ON TEST CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper sponsored by Committee on Guardrails, Median Barriers, and Sign, Signal and Lighting Supports and presented at the 49th Annual Meeting.
  • Authors:
    • Ivey, D L
    • Buth, Eugene
    • Hirsch, T J
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 50-57
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design, protective barrier systems, luminaire supports
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203475
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1970 12:00AM