Effects of Terrain on Vehicle Trajectories

This research project will study vehicle dynamics and crash simulations to determine the need for revisions to the criteria for slope traversability in the Roadside Design Guide and highway design manuals. The analysis will consider a range of vehicles, various speeds and angles of departure, different side and back slope conditions, and road types.


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    • Status: Active
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Highway Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Opiela, Kenneth

    • Start Date: 20090126
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20090228
    • Source Data: RiP Project 20681

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01462245
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:00PM