FAILURE STRENGTH OF AN ELECTRIC SCOOTER RESTRAINT SYSTEM

The Electric Scooter Restraint System designed by the Lane Transit District in Eugene was tested to determine its failure strength and mode of failure. The individual components of the system and the entire system were tested in an Instron 4505 tensile testing machine. The wealest parts were the bolts failing at 1882 lbf, followed by the webbing at 4210 lbf, and the O-ring at 5211 lbf. The system restraint may not be safe for emergency situations but is sufficient for stabilizing scooters during general operations. The bolts are severely deficient and should be replaced with higher grade bolts.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Oregon State University, Corvallis

    Department of Civil Engineering, Apperson Hall
    Corvallis, OR  United States  97331-2302
  • Authors:
    • Hunter-Zaworski, K M
  • Publication Date: 1991-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00610949
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-OR-11-0006-91-1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1991 12:00AM