Investigation and Development of a MASH Test Level 6, Cost-Effective Barrier System for Containing Heavy Tractor Tank-Trailer Vehicles and Mitigating Catastrophic Crash Events – Phase IV

For this study, a new, cost-effective, Test Level 6 vehicle containment system will be developed to prevent and/or mitigate the consequences of errant heavy tanker-truck vehicles striking opposing traffic on heavily-congested urban freeways and interstates as well as crashes into high-risk facilities or highly-populated areas, such as schools, malls, sports venues, concert arenas, military bases, international airports, or critical government buildings. The new optimized barrier system will provide adequate structural strength, investigate reduced heights, consider visual appeal for communities, implement height transitions for barrier ends, incorporate options for expansion/contraction joints, and remain safe for errant motorists operating light to heavy passenger vehicles.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $247,712
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mid-America Transportation Center

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    2200 Vine Street, PO Box 830851
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0851
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
    2200 Vine Street, Whittier Building
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0853
  • Principal Investigators:

    Faller, Ronald

    Steelman, Joshua

    Stolle, Cody

  • Start Date: 20210114
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220131
  • Actual Completion Date: 20220131
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: RiP Project 91994-76

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01785291
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mid-America Transportation Center
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Oct 22 2021 10:01AM