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.


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  • 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
  • Created Date: May 18 2013 1:00AM