CRASH CUSHIONS OF WASTE MATERIALS
This report documents and presents the results of a study aimed at developing practical designs for crash cushions (impact attenuators) employing waste materials. Three scrap-tire systems and the use of a fiberized aluminum product were investigated. Full-scale crash tests, supported variously by static and pendulum testing and computer simulation, produced designs for two scrap-tire systems that can meet Federal Highway Administration performance criteria, and which should serve adequately under certain limiting conditions. One scrap-tire system, and the fiberized aluminum product, were not subjected to full-scale tests, and practical designs are not provided.
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Washington, DC United States 20001
- Marquis, E L
- Hirsch, T J
- Buth, C E
- Publication Date: 1975
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 73 p.
- NCHRP Report
- Issue Number: 157
- Publisher: Transportation Research Board
- ISSN: 0077-5614
Open Access (libre)
- TRT Terms: Aluminum; Crash cushions; Design; Performance; Simulation; Tires; Waste products
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00099914
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: HR 20-7, Task 6
- Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
- Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM