Development of Methods to Evaluate Side Impacts for Next Edition MASH

The objectives of this research were to develop recommended test procedures considering critical Test Level 3 vehicles to effectively measure vehicle side impacts, and validate/verify the test procedures. This research was to focus on terminals; however, additional roadside safety devices were also to be identified and considered. A combination of vehicle simulation and testing, such as, but not limited to, full scale, or pendulum testing was envisioned as part of this research. The research results were intended for inclusion as a new chapter or supplement in a future edition of the Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH). The research results were also to include recommendations for future edition enhancements of the Roadside Design Guide (RDG). STATUS: Project was ended January 30, 2020.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $500000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 22-32

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Jared, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Roadsafe LLC

  • Principal Investigators:

    Ray, Malcolm

  • Start Date: 20180102
  • Expected Completion Date: 20200130
  • Actual Completion Date: 20200130
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40857

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01599004
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 22-32
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: May 12 2016 3:33PM