The objective of this project was to evaluate, enhance and validate computer models of a heavy vehicle (tractor-semitrailer combination) that can be used in the design and evaluation of roadside safety hardware. The computer models were developed for LS-DYNA simulations.

This project was performed under the direction of the National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRCI) for the U.S. Department of Transportation/Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a collaborative effort by:

  • Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI)
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)
  • The University of Tennessee (UTK)

This project was funded by the NTRCI University Transportation Center under a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Technology Administration (#DTRT06G-0043).

For more information about this web site, please contact Srdjan Simunovic, ORNL.

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