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).
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