The project will improve Scientific and technical knowledge on the main issues still open in the new European standards on road restraint systems EN1317 (all the passive safety systems installed on the roadside, i.e. safety barriers, parapets, crash cushions, terminals etc.): the interpretation of the data and the knowledge coming from the activity will be helpful for EN1317 updating.
Research activities will imply to collect data from real life accidents, from full scale crash tests and to answer a number of open questions such as:
-How crash tests represent real life conditions?
-How computational mechanics can be used to improve tests effectiveness
-Will the use of vehicles of different make, with mass and dimensions within the tolerances specified by the standards, produce consistent result?
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
RG40 3GA Finchampstead