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OFFICE OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT, AND TECHNOLOGY AT THE TURNER-FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

Effects of Terrain on Vehicle Trajectories

Project Information

Project ID:
FHWA-PROJ-09-0108
Project Abstract:

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.

Research HUB ID:
2472
Project Status:
Completed
Project Funding Amount (Contract Award Amount):
$0.00
Start Date:
End Date:
Public Access Plan:
No
FHWA Program Area:
  • Safety
FHWA AMRP Program:
  • Safety Design and Operations

Contact Information

Team:
Roadway Team
Office:
Office of Safety Research and Development
Office Code:
HRDS-10

Management Organizations

Sponsor Organization

Organization Role:
Sponsor Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development

Managing Organization

Organization Role:
Project Managing Organization
Organization:
Federal Highway Administration: Office of Research, Development, and Technology - Office of Safety Research and Development

Performing Organization

Organization Role:
Performing Organization
Organization:
University of Nebraska–Lincoln