This paper describes the development and full-scale crash testing of a reusable truck mounted attenuator that dissipates kinetic energy through the lateral deformation of a nested cluster of high molecular weight/high density polyethylene (HMW/HDPE) cylinders. This 100 km/h impact attenuation device, called the Vanderbilt Truck Mounted Attenuator (VTMA), satisfies the crash testing requirements of National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350.
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
Publication Date: January 1, 1998
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Publication Types: Books, Reports, Papers, and Research Articles
Topics: Crash Tests; Truck-Mounted Attenuators