DYNAMIC BEHAVIOR OF AN AUTOMOBILE TRAVERSING SELECTED CURBS AND MEDIANS
This study involved the determination of the behavior of an automobile as it traversed selected curb configurations and sloped medians. The objective of the study was to determine if a potential existed for the automobile to vault over a barrier placed behind each curb, or a barrier placed in each sloped median. Six-inch and eight-inch curb configurations were investigated. Medians having slopes of 1.1 inches per foot, 1.5 inches per foot, and 4.6 inches per foot were investigated. The Highway-Vehicle-Object-Simulation-Model (HVOSM) was used to make the investigation. The HVOSM is a computer model of an automobile and is used to simulate its dynamic response.
- Prepared in cooperation with FHWA.
Arlington, TX United States 76011
- Ross Jr, H E
- Post, E R
- Publication Date: 1975-1
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 80 p.
- TRT Terms: All terrain vehicles; Barriers (Roads); Curbs; Guardrails; Median barriers; Simulation; Vehicle dynamics
- Old TRIS Terms: Barrier curb
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00098969
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: Research Rpt. 140-6 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 2-10-69-140
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM