Evaluation of Recycled Tire Spacer Blocks

This project is funded through a Recycled Materials Resource Center (RMRC) Technical Problem Solving grant. Iowa Department of Transportation (IaDOT) would like to use spacer blocks made from recycled tires in their crash barriers. However, FHWA needs to approve the use of such hardware on the National Highway System and they need data to support their decision. The criteria that must be followed for testing safety hard-ware is defined in National Cooperative Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350. For most hardware, such as barrier systems, this involves full-scale crash testing with both a small car and a 3/4 ton pickup. For spacer blocks, pendulum or what is called "bogie" testing is oftentimes sufficient. This simulates the impact of a crash without the cost of destroying vehicles. The Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF) will determine the extent of the testing and will carry out the tests.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      Research Project 25

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      Recycled Materials Resource Center
      Environmental Technology Building, 35 Colovos Road
      Durham, NH  United States  03824
    • Performing Organizations:

      Welch Products, Incorporated

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      Iowa Department of Natural Resources

      502 E 9th Street
      Des Moines, IA  United States  50319

      Midwest Regional University Transportation Center

      University of Wisconsin
      2205 Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive, Room 272
      Madison, WI  United States  53706

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590

      University of New Hampshire, Durham

      Recycled Materials Resource Center
      Environmental Technology Building, 35 Colovos Road
      Durham, NH  United States  03824
    • Principal Investigators:

      Stein, Will

    • Start Date: 20021101
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • Source Data: RiP Project 8096

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01459179
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of New Hampshire, Durham
    • Contract Numbers: Research Project 25
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:58PM