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Do German road restraint systems meet European requirements?: Test, in accordance with the current European standards, of passive road restraint systems used in Germany
2001 (English)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Road restraint systems such as steel guardrails and concrete crash barriers

have been used in Germany since the 50s. While other countries, such as the

USA, often use concrete crash barriers, steel systems are more common in

Germany. A targeted development and improvement of steel systems took place

in Germany in the 60s and 70s. The investigations at that time were based on

a large number of crash tests. Crash tests are still used today, after the

opening of the European market, to test the suitability of road restraint

systems. The requirements that must be met are laid down in European

standards. The introduction of these standards is of great consequence for

the systems, including those currently used in Germany. Classifying the

systems in one of the performance levels is the basis for laying down at

national level the areas in which the various systems may be used. It was

the aim of the presented research to create the basis for classifying the

systems using crash tests, which met the requirements of the standards. A

brief overview of the European standards is followed by a description of the

impact tests carried out together with results for the different steel

guardrails and concrete barriers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI konferens , 2001.
Series
VTI konferens, ISSN 1104-7267
Keyword [en]
English, Sweden, Conference, South Africa, Safety fence, Concrete, Steel, Impact test, Evaluation, Germany, Specification, Standardization, Europe, Performance, Characteristics
Research subject
Road: Highway design, Road: Safety devices
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4939OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-4939DiVA: diva2:673768
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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