Dutch Step Barrier in Concrete – Best for the UK

Paper by ERWEE CHARLESWORTH from ISCR 10th 2006 Brussels Belgium

In situ Concrete Step Barrier provides one of the SAFEST BARRIER solutions for central reserves on road networks because of its almost unique ability to contain heavy vehicles without deformation and thereafter to require NO MAINTENANCE with associated road narrowing and the resulting traffic congestion. The development of Concrete Step Barrier in the UK is reviewed for the purpose of presenting a product that offers many advantages in terms of safety and whole life cost efficiency. Current analysis work commissioned by Britpave includes modelling of the behaviour of a Side Impact Dummy inside a vehicle when the vehicle hits a concrete step barrier, the results of which are contained in this document.

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