This article describes the sixty-ton reinforced concrete block designed and built for the Motor Industry Research Association at Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in their vehicle crash test laboratory. The block is designed to stop a vehicle dead and absorb forces of 50 g or up to 100 tons while allowing the propulsion sledge to decelerate more slowly under floor level, to be returned for further runs. Longitudinal, transverse and plan views of the block and approach channels are included and show details of the above floor and underfloor construction. The article describes the construction procedure and includes design details for the ducts, pits and reinforced concrete floor. The block can be used for the required pre-production government car impact tests, and use is made of anthropometric dummies for the electronic measurement of stresses and forces on vehicle occupants during deceleration. (TRRL)

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    Cement and Concrete Association

    Wexham Spring
    Slough SL3 6PL, Buckinghamshire,   England 

    Concrete Society

    Terminal House, Grosvenor Gardens
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Seymour, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 16-17
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 12
    • ISSN: 0010-5317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1980 12:00AM