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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Connecticut, Storrs

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 261 Glenbrook Road
    Storrs, CT  United States  06269-2037

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Planning and Research, 24 Wolcott Hill Road
    Wethersfield, CT  United States  06109
  • Authors:
    • Carney III, J F
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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