ASSESSMENT OF INJURY CRITERIA IN ROADSIDE BARRIER TESTS

This report gives a summary of the evolution of present standards for testing roadside barriers in connection with the mitigation of human injuries. After a critical review of pertinent literature, a new set of injury criteria is recommended. These criteria are based on the average deceleration and the velocity change up to the instant of secondary impact. The reasonableness of these criteria is assessed. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by DOT, FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Chi Associates Incorporated

    Arlington, VA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Chi, M
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-75- 74 Final Rpt., FCP 31F1-212
  • Contract Numbers: P.O. 5-4-0154
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM