Publication

Differences between steel and concrete crash barriers in accidents and some remarks concerning a Dutch crash cushion.

Author(s)

Schoon, C.C.

Year

1989

The difference between steel and concrete barriers are presented. The results are based on mathematical simulations with the computer-model VEDYAC (VEhicle DYnamics And Crash dynamics). A comparison with the results of full scale tests is given. In order of the Dutch Ministry of Transport and Public Works, SWOV has developed a crash cushion, the so called RIMOB. Since 1982 several hundred RIMOBS have been installed in the Netherlands; many are involved in an accident. An evaluation study is carried out and the results are presented.

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Published in

Proceedings International Symposium Road Development and Safety, Luxembourg, June 1989.

Pages

392-408

Publisher

Institut National de Recherche Routière INRR, Luxembourg

Conference

June 1989, Luxembourg