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.
- See also report on Phase 1, dated Jan 77, PB-283 075.
Washington, DC United States 20590
Wethersfield, CT United States 06109
- Carney III, J F
- Publication Date: 1979-4
- Pagination: 59 p.
- TRT Terms: Barriers (Roads); Energy absorption; Highways; Impact tests; Maintenance equipment; Safety engineering; Technical drawings; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Barriers; Maintenance vehicles; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Engineering drawings
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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