VEHICLE-BARRIER IMPACT BY RIGID-PLASTIC ANALYSIS

THE IMPACT IS DISCUSSED OF A LATERALLY SUPPORTED BEAM SUBJECTED TO NORMAL IMPACT BY A MOVING OBJECT. THE PROBLEM MAY BE CONSIDERED TO BE A MODEL OF THE COLLISION OF AN AUTOMOBILE WITH A HIGHWAY BARRIER. THE PROBLEM IS IDEALIZED BY ASSUMING THE BEAM TO BE RIGID PERFECTLY PLASTIC AND CARRIED ON A RIGID PERFECTLY PLASTIC SUPPORT. THE IMPACTING OBJECT IS ALSO TAKEN TO BE RIGID PERFECTLY PLASTIC IN THAT IT CAN SUSTAIN ONLY A LIMITED FORCE IN CONTACT WITH THE BARRIER. SOLUTIONS ARE FOUND FOR A NUMBER OF SPECIFIC EXAMPLES. /AUTHOR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Berkeley

    Berkeley, CA  United States  94720

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kelly, J M
  • Publication Date: 1968-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Cpr 11-6059
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1994 12:00AM