COLLISION TESTS ON VARIANTS OF THE BRITISH ROPES CABLE SAFETY FENCE SYSTEM

ANFAHRVERSUCHE AN VARIANTEN DER SEILLEITSCHRANKE SYSTEM "BRITISH ROPES"

The object of the work was to improve existing cable safety fences so as to avoid the submarining of low vehicles, particularly sports cars, under the fence without impairing conditions for normal cars. The four variants of the fence were intended either, by means of baffles, to prevent the one cable from riding up on low vehicles, or, by deeper arrangement of one cable, to increase the protection afforded in the low area. 14 impact tests were carried out with used vehicles (passenger and sports cars and lorries) of a uniform type and comparable condition. Collision speeds of the passenger and sports cars were 100 km/h and of the lorries 60 km/h. The collision angle for all vehicles was 20 degrees. All tests were filmed and impact decelerations in the longitudinal, transverse and vertical direction recorded. On the basis of the results it is recommended that, before the present system is modified, a short section on a motorway central reserve should be observed with respect to its behaviour in accidents. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institut fuer Strassenbau an Der ETH

    ETH-Hoenggerberg
    Zurich,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • KLINGLER, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-9

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325425
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: EIDGENOESSISCHES JUSTIZ- UND POLIZEIDEPARTMENT, BERN (SUISSE). ABTEILUNG VERKEHRSREGELUNG
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 43
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 15 1981 12:00AM