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Accession Number PB2013-103509
Title Low-Impact, High Toughness Transportation Barriers.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 37p
Personal Author D. Allen M. Lebsack P. R. Heyliger T. Wilson
Abstract Alternatives to existing transportation truck escape ramps and crash barriers are examined using arrays of wood, bamboo, and fiberglass structural elements that act as energy absorbers as they deform. The behaviors of each material type are analyzed to determine if they have the necessary potential for extensive use in such applications.Calculations based upon static and dynamic testing are made to predict the type of system required to bring vehicles to a stop. The findings are discussed and guidelines for future applications are suggested.
Keywords Crash barriers
Fiberglass rods
Low impact
Structural elements
Transportation barriers

Source Agency Single Entry
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
91B - Transportation & Traffic Planning
43G - Transportation
Corporate Author Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number N/A

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