THE BEHAVIOUR OF PASSIVELY SAFE ROADSIDE COLUMNS IN IMPACT WITH VEHICLES

2nd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure (CETRA 2012)

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Title THE BEHAVIOUR OF PASSIVELY SAFE ROADSIDE COLUMNS IN IMPACT WITH VEHICLES
 
Creator Višnja Tkalčević Lakušić; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia
Stjepan Lakušić; University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Zagreb, Croatia
 
Subject roadside columns, accidents, passive safety, absorption energy, crash tests
 
Description Roadside columns are often the point of impact of vehicles with serious and often fatal consequences. To reduce the number and severity of such accidents, a growing number of scientists and experts are trying to find technical solutions for improving behaviour of roadside columns during the collision with a vehicle. It is about columns which can, unlike the usual rigid columns, absorb the energy or break in a controlled way when impacted by a vehicle. These types of columns belong to the category of passive safety road equipment. They are still in the initial stages of implementation in some countries of the European Union. The paper gives a comprehensive overview of passively safe roadside columns with respect to material production and energy absorbing properties and examines the safety level for the passengers in the vehicle. It analyses the behaviour of three types of columns in a collision with a vehicle with respect to the possibility of absorbing a certain amount of energy, failure mode and passenger safety. The analysis has been made based on comparisons of results of the crash tests and numerical simulations of impacts. It describes in detail the advantages and disadvantages of the application of passively safe roadside columns over traditional rigid columns, which are now still usually implemented along the roads.
 
Publisher CETRA 2012
 
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Date 2017-02-28 17:36:57
 
Type Peer-reviewed Paper
 
Identifier http://master.grad.hr/cetra/ocs/index.php/cetra/cetra2012/paper/view/217
 
Source CETRA 2012; 2nd International Conference on Road and Rail Infrastructure
 
Language en
 
Rights <p>Authors who submit to this conference agree to the following terms:<br /> <strong>a)</strong> Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished work under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and its initial presentation at this conference. <br /> <strong>b)</strong> Submitted full papers will be published in the book of proceedings "Road and Rail Infrastructure II" as well as in digital form (on a CD). Conference organiser is allowed to publish author's names, institution and country as well as the paper abstract on the conference web site.</p>
 

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