Evaluating the performance of roadside barrier using surrogate devices

Soltani, M. and Ramli Sulong, N.H. and Karim, M.R. (2011) Evaluating the performance of roadside barrier using surrogate devices. In: Proceedings of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies, 20-23 Jun 2011, Jeju, Korea.

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Evaluating the crash test is one of the most important stages of providing safety on roads. Nowadays, two kinds of equipments named surrogate devices are used to evaluate guardrails specifically, pendulum and bogie vehicle. This paper provides a review of usage these equipments and procedure to test guardrails. Advantages of each method are analyzed and also for each method, suitable application is recommended. The result of tests shows that, the bogie and pendulum tests are suitable surrogate devices to evaluate the performance of the guardrail.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guardrail Performance, Pendulum Test, Bogie Vehicle
Subjects: T Technology > TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 01:16
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 01:16
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/12765

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