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. A full scale crash testing program has 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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Phase 1, dated Jan 77, PB-283 075.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    Connecticut Department of Transportation

    Bureau of Highways, 24 Wolcott Hill Road, P.O. Drawer A
    Wethersfield, CT  USA  06109
  • Authors:
    • Carney III, J F
  • Publication Date: 1979-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 59 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CE-79-125, FHWA/CT/RD-402-F-79-1
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2002 12:00AM