Heavy Truck Rollover Characterization (Phase A)

This project will increase the understanding of the interactions of vehicle load, tires, suspensions, vehicle types, vehicle stiffness (tractor and trailer), and roadway surfaces/tire interface on truck rollover events can contribute significantly to improving heavy truck safety. Such understanding can be applied to support the design and evaluation of new technologies such as wider axles, wider single tires, adaptive suspension systems, rollover warning systems, etc. It can also contribute to improving roadway design to minimize the potential for truck rollover stemming from vehicle-highway interactions, and can contribute to more effective regulation aimed at reducing truck rollovers.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project is funded by National Transportation Research Center Inc. NTRCI-UTC which is a separate entity from the the University of Tennessee Regional UTC called the "STC"


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $645673.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Transportation Research Center, Incorporated

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory
    Knoxville, TN  United States  37932
  • Project Managers:

    Petrolino, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Volvo Trucks North Amercia

    7900 National Service Road
    Greensboro, NC  United States 

    Transportation Research Center

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, MS 4007
    Las Vegas, NV  United States  89154

    Western Michigan University

    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  United States  49008-5241

    Michelin Amercia Research & Development Corporation

    PO Box 1987
    Greenville, SC  United States  29602-1987


    8509 Mason's Pond Drive
    Colfax, NC  United States  27235

    Clemson University

    Box 345702, Room 300, Brackett Hall
    Clemson, SC  United States  29634

    Battelle Memorial Institute

    Columbus Laboratories
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory

    Post Office Box X
    Oak Ridge, TN  United States  37831
  • Principal Investigators:

    Knee, Bill

  • Start Date: 20070301
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20080830
  • Source Data: RiP Project 14378

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01464825
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Research Center, Incorporated
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT-06-G-0043, DTRT-06-G-0043-U02
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:50PM