Evaluation Of The Smart Cushion Innovations (Sci) 100gm Crash Attenuator

The objective of this study is to determine the effectiveness of the SCI100GM in a mainline application. The SCI100GM is a fully redirective, speed-dependent, non-gating, bi-directional crash attenuator with a reverse-tapered design to eliminate side panel stress during a collapse. In addition it has a low angle of exit on side impacts (<1°) to keep vehicles from rebounding back into traffic. The hydraulic porting of the attenuator ensures that the proper resistance is used to stop the vehicle before it reaches the end of the cushion's usable length. Per the manufactures information, this device, based on a frontal impact, may be reset and back in service under an hour with minimum cost.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:

    IM-90-1(84)0

    FHWA Project No. MT-

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

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

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Montana Department of Transportation

    2701 Prospect Avenue
    P.O. Box 201001
    Helena, MT  United States  59620-1001
  • Principal Investigators:

    Abernathy, Craig

  • Start Date: 20120801
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34195

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01481546
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Montana Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: IM-90-1(84)0, FHWA Project No. MT-
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 18 2013 1:00AM