SLOPES II: THE INFLUENCE OF DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS OF SLOPES ON THE RESULTS OF INCIDENTS ON SLOPES, DETERMINED WITH MATHEMATICAL SIMULATIONS. PART 2. SIMULATED INCIDENTS WITH VEHICLE MANEUVERS
AFLOPENDE TALUDS II: DE INVLOED VAN DIVERSE TALUDKENMERKEN OP DE AFLOOP VAN TALUDINCIDENTEN, BEPAALD MET BEHULP VAN MATHEMATISCHE SIMULATIES. DEEL 2: GESIMULEERDE TALUDINCIDENTN MET VOERTUIGMANOEUVRES
When slopes are very steep (for instance 1:1) vehicles will overturn in slope incidents. Slopes can be relatively steep (gradients of 1:2 to 1:3) if they have an obstacle free zone. The report discusses in detail the determination of the influence of the different characteristics of slopes on the results of slope incidents, and specifically how such slopes should be designed if there are obstacles like trees or ditches at the foot of the slope. To prevent such severe accidents the vehicle has to stay on the slope in slope incidents. This can only be possible if the driver can make vehicle maneuvers. The research ascertains the slope design upon which effective correction maneuvers are possible. Slope incidents are simulated using the VEDYAC (vehicle dynamics and crash dynamics) computer model and the results are presented.
- Text in Dutch, summary in English. Available outside the North American Continent from Institute for Road Safety Research SWOV, P.O.Box 170, 2260 AD Leidschendam, The Netherlands.
The Hague, Netherlands 2594 AW
- Schoon, C C
- VAN DE POL, WHM
- Publication Date: 1988
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Driving; Handling characteristics; Hazards; Maneuverability; Maneuvering; Mathematical models; Obstructions (Navigation); Simulation; Slopes; Terrain evaluation; Traffic incidents; Trees; Vehicle dynamics
- Uncontrolled Terms: Incidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Hillslopes
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00494641
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: RP-88-15
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 30 1990 12:00AM