Interaction between single unit trucks and concrete barriers in high speed impacts

John D. Reid, Ronald K. Faller

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Abstract

Single Units Trucks (SUT's) are commonly used for hauling many things and typically have a loaded mass between 8,000 to 10,000 kg (18,000 and 23,000 lbs). Concrete barriers are commonly used on high volume traffic highways that have very little median space between opposing traffic lanes. The interaction between SUT's and concrete barriers during impacts at speeds between 80 - 90 km/h (50 - 56 mph) at angles up to 15 degrees is of importance not only to the driver, but also to the surrounding traffic. Of particular concern is the vehicle rolling-over the barrier. This study investigates some recent full-scale crash testing and simulation of SUT's into concrete barriers. Information gained from this study is being used to help determine the next generation of recommended practices and procedures for designing and testing concrete barriers, as well as other types of barriers, like bridge-rails.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
Pages313-318
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
EventASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Nov 11 2007Nov 15 2007

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Volume16

Conference

ConferenceASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period11/11/0711/15/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Reid, J. D., & Faller, R. K. (2008). Interaction between single unit trucks and concrete barriers in high speed impacts. In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2007 (pp. 313-318). (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings; Vol. 16). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2007-41184