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Road barrier upgrade of standards (ROBUST)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Address
Via La Masa 34
20156 Milano
Italy

Participants (6)

AUTOSTRADE CONCESSIONI E CONSTRUZIONI AUTOSTRADE S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via A. Bergamini 50
00159 Roma
EUROPEAN UNION ROAD FEDERATION
Belgium
Address
Avenue Louise 326
1050 Bruxelles
FUNDACION PARA LA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO EN AUTOMOCION
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Boecillo, Parcela 209
Boecillo
NORWEGIAN PUBLIC ROADS ADMNINISTRATION
Norway
Address
92,Grenseveien 92
0033 Oslo
TRL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Crowthorne House Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham Berkshi
RG40 3GA Finchampstead
VOLKMANN AND ROSSBACH GMBH AND CO.KG
Germany
Address
Hobe Strasse, 11-19
56410 Montabaur