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Advanced Crash Analysis Program (ACAP) for Transportation Safety and Security

Project Information

Project ID: 
FHWA-PROJ-08-0059
Project Status: 
Active
Start Date: 
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
End Date: 
Saturday, May 31, 2014
FHWA Program: 
Safety
FHWA Subprogram: 
Safety Data and Analysis
FHWA Activity: 
Roadway Departure
FHWA Topics: 
Safety--Data and Analysis Tools•Highway-Railroad Grade Crossing; Safety--Local and Rural Road Safety; Safety--NCHRP Report 350 - Roadside Hardware; Safety--Roadway Departure Safety; Safety--Work Zone Management
TRT Terms: 
Safety; Design; Highways; Research; Human Factors; Vehicle Safety; Security; Crash Analysis; Crashes
FHWA Discipline: 
Safety, Design
TRB Subject Area: 
Highways, Research, Safety and Human Factors, Vehicles and Equipment

Contact Information

First Name: 
Eduardo
Last Name: 
Arispe
Telephone: 
(202) 493-3291
Email Address: 
Team: 
Roadway Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code: 
HRDS-10

Project Details

Project Description: 

A five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract was established to provide vehicle modeling and crash simulation, roadside safety analysis, crash testing, reverse engineering, occupant risk studies, and training and outreach to operate and enhance the crash data library and conduct infrastructure security evaluations. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Department of State have partnered with the Federal Highway Administration to support this contract. Task Orders were initiated for the following efforts: TO 1 – Project Organization and Kickoff.TO 2 – Provide Analysis and Evaluation Support for Roadside Safety Team.TO 3 – Operation and Maintenance of the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL).TO 4 – Conduct Efforts to Document and Disseminate Research and Support Outreach Efforts.TO 5 – Update and Maintain Vehicle and Hardware Models and Associated Documentation.TO 6 – Analyze Terrain Effects on the Trajectories of Vehicles That Leave the Road.TO 7 – Investigate Causes of Rollover Events for Various Crash Types Using Analytic Methods.TO 8 – Develop Updated Bogie Test Vehicle for the FOIL.TO 9 – Analyses and Testing of the Improved Infrastructure Security Barriers.TO 10 – Analysis of Improvements to Department of State (DOS) Infrastructure Barriers to Enhance Performance.TO 11 – Develop and Validate a Finite Element (FE) Model for a Small Car.TO 12 – Maintain the Crash Tests Library and Continue Digital Conversion.TO 13 – Provide Ongoing Analysis and Evaluation Support for FE Modeling and Simulation.TO 14 – Assess Effectiveness of Child Safety Devices in Rear Seat Placement.TO 15 – Analyses of New Materials on Vehicle Crash Integrity.TO 16 – Investigate Self- and Partner Protection of New Vehicle Designs Using Structural Modeling.TO 17 – Ongoing Analysis and Testing of Improved Infrastructure Security Barriers.TO 18 – Conduct Efforts to Document and Disseminate Research and Support Outreach Efforts.TO 19 – Update and Maintain Vehicle and Hardware Models and Associate Documentation.TO 20 – Investigate Causes of Rollover Events for Various Crash Types Using Analytical Methods.TO 21 – Develop Updated Bogie Test Vehicle for the FOIL.TO 22 – Analyze the Safety Implications of New Vehicle Designs in Roadside Crashes.TO 23 – Develop and Validate an FE Model for a Midsized Car.TO 24 – Optimization, Documentation, and Demonstration of Tractor-Trailer FE Model. Other task orders will be added as the need arises and resources become available.

Goals

(1) Conduct advanced crash research for safety and security.

(2) Advance techniques and tools for crash analysis including vehicle modeling, dynamics analyses, and crash simulation.

(3) Maintain a national repository of crash information. 

(4) Conduct crash testing to develop models and validate analysis results. 

(5) Disseminate the research findings.

(6) Support multifaceted outreach efforts.

(7) Conduct detailed and clinical analyses of crash data.

(8) Investigate occupant risks in crashes.

(9) Analyze infrastructure designs for safety and security.

Deliverables

Deliverable Name: 
Reports
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Description: 
Various types of documents are produced to provide ongoing descriptions of the analyses, testing, and simulation of various types of crashes.
Deliverable Name: 
Technical Summaries
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Name: 
Datasets
Deliverable Type: 
Data
Deliverable Name: 
Models
Deliverable Type: 
Model
Deliverable Name: 
Tests
Deliverable Type: 
Research report or guidelines
Deliverable Name: 
Videos
Deliverable Type: 
Video or other multimedia
Deliverable Name: 
Animations
Deliverable Type: 
Video or other multimedia