TMA Truck Safety

MoDOT has had many truck mounted attenuators (TMA) hits and the seat/seatbelt/cab area have had differing types of damage. This project would look to see if certain types of trucks, seats, and/or restraint combinations tend to keep the driver safer than others. This would most likely consist of computer modeling for at least the first phase since crash testing multiple configurations would be too costly. Efforts would be made to get information from manufacturers but likely that information would not be shared.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $249997
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Missouri Department of Transportation

      1617 Missouri Boulevard
      P.O. Box 270
      Jefferson City, MO  United States  65102
    • Project Managers:

      Breeding, Scott

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Missouri, Columbia

      Department of Civil Engineering
      Columbia, MO  United States  65211
    • Principal Investigators:

      Edara, Praveen

    • Start Date: 20230809
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250206
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01913732
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Missouri Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: TR202316
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 4 2024 10:47AM