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Published: Građevinar 64 (2012) 4
Paper type: Subject review
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Safety of roadside columns in case of vehicle impact

Višnja Tkalčević Lakušić

Abstract

A comprehensive overview of passively safe roadside columns, with an emphasis on materials they are made of and energy absorption properties, is presented in the paper. Levels of passive safety of columns with respect to safety of vehicle occupants are considered. The behaviour of passively safe roadside columns in impact with vehicles is analyzed with respect to their energy absorption possibilities, failure modes and safety of vehicle occupants. Advantages and deficiencies of the use of passively safe columns, as compared to traditional rigid columns that are today most often used alongside roadways, are presented in full detail.

Keywords
energy absorption, vehicle impact, roadside columns, safety of columns, passenger safety

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Lakušić, V. T.: Safety of roadside columns in case of vehicle impact, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (2012) 4, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.652.2011

OR:

Lakušić, V. T. (2012). Safety of roadside columns in case of vehicle impact, GRAĐEVINAR, 64 (4), doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.652.2011

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Authors:
Tkalcevic Lakusic Visnja
Višnja Tkalčević Lakušić
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering