The objective of this task is to review, analyze, and report on two computer simulations of a small vehicle impacting frontally into a small, base bending sign support. The theory behind the two simulations is presented in the report titled "Automobile Impacts with Small Signs". The review performed and documented here is a combined effort by Advanced Technology and Research Corporation, Vanderbilt University, and Texas Transportation Institute. Three independent reviews are presented followed by a summary of the overall opinions and combined recommendations. The three independent reviews all agree that additional work is necessary to develop a reliable computer model to be used for designing an advanced bogie test vehicle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Advanced Technology and Research, Incorporated

    14900 Sweitzer Lane
    Laurel, MD  United States  20707

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • BEDEWI, N E
    • Frances, M K
    • Carney III, J F
    • Ray, M H
    • Sicking, D
  • Publication Date: 1989-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 152 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-89-233, ATR-89-0057
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-88-Z-00081
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 2003 12:00AM