EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF A PORTABLE ENERGY ABSORBING SYSTEM FOR HIGHWAY SERVICE VEHICLES
A portable energy absorbing system which is attached to the rear of a standard 14,000 pound highway service vehicle used in maintenance operations has been designed and fabricated. Four full scale crash tests have been conducted to evaluate the structural integrity and performance of the portable energy absorbing system. The results of this testing program demonstrate that this energy absorbing system provides protection during a collision for both the errant motorist and the State Personnel working in the service vehicle.
University of Connecticut, StorrsDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 261 Glenbrook Road
Storrs, CT USA 06269-2037
Washington, DC USA 20590
Wethersfield, CT USA 06109
- Carney III, J F
- Publication Date: 1977-1
- Pagination: 127 p.
- TRT Terms: Barriers (Roads); Crashworthiness; Energy absorbing materials; Energy absorption; Highways; Impact tests; Maintenance equipment; Performance tests; Safety engineering; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers; Maintenance vehicles; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy absorbers
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00181345
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-CT-RD402-1-77-3Final Rpt.
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM