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Title: Anti-terrorist vehicle crash impact energy absorbing barrier

Abstract

An anti-terrorist vehicle crash barrier includes side support structures, crushable energy absorbing aluminum honeycomb modules, and an elongated impact-resistant beam extending between, and at its opposite ends through vertical guideways defined by, the side support structures. An actuating mechanism supports the beam at its opposite ends for movement between a lowered barrier-withdrawn position in which a traffic-supporting side of the beam is aligned with a traffic-bearing surface permitting vehicular traffic between the side support structures and over the beam, and a raised barrier-imposed position in which the beam is aligned with horizontal guideways defined in the side support structures above the traffic-bearing surface, providing an obstruction to vehicular traffic between the side support structures. The beam is movable rearwardly in the horizontal guideways with its opposite ends disposed transversely therethrough upon being impacted at its forward side by an incoming vehicle. The crushable modules are replaceably disposed in the horizontal guideways between aft ends thereof and the beam. The beam, replaceable modules, side support structures and actuating mechanism are separate and detached from one another such that the beam and replaceable modules are capable of coacting to disable and stop an incoming vehicle without causing structural damage to the sidemore » support structures and actuating mechanism.« less

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T
OSTI Identifier:
866920
Patent Number(s):
4822207
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E01 - CONSTRUCTION OF ROADS, RAILWAYS, OR BRIDGES E01F - ADDITIONAL WORK, SUCH AS EQUIPPING ROADS OR THE CONSTRUCTION OF PLATFORMS, HELICOPTER LANDING STAGES, SIGNS, SNOW FENCES, OR THE LIKE
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
anti-terrorist; vehicle; crash; impact; energy; absorbing; barrier; support; structures; crushable; aluminum; honeycomb; modules; elongated; impact-resistant; beam; extending; opposite; vertical; guideways; defined; actuating; mechanism; supports; movement; lowered; barrier-withdrawn; position; traffic-supporting; aligned; traffic-bearing; surface; permitting; vehicular; traffic; raised; barrier-imposed; horizontal; providing; obstruction; movable; rearwardly; disposed; transversely; therethrough; impacted; forward; incoming; replaceably; replaceable; separate; detached; capable; coacting; disable; stop; causing; structural; damage; support structure; energy absorbing; support structures; actuating mechanism; bearing surface; structural damage; beam extending; vehicle crash; withdrawn position; impact energy; anti-terrorist vehicle; disposed transversely; /404/49/188/

Citation Formats

Swahlan, David J. Anti-terrorist vehicle crash impact energy absorbing barrier. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Swahlan, David J. Anti-terrorist vehicle crash impact energy absorbing barrier. United States.
Swahlan, David J. Sun . "Anti-terrorist vehicle crash impact energy absorbing barrier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866920.
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title = {Anti-terrorist vehicle crash impact energy absorbing barrier},
author = {Swahlan, David J},
abstractNote = {An anti-terrorist vehicle crash barrier includes side support structures, crushable energy absorbing aluminum honeycomb modules, and an elongated impact-resistant beam extending between, and at its opposite ends through vertical guideways defined by, the side support structures. An actuating mechanism supports the beam at its opposite ends for movement between a lowered barrier-withdrawn position in which a traffic-supporting side of the beam is aligned with a traffic-bearing surface permitting vehicular traffic between the side support structures and over the beam, and a raised barrier-imposed position in which the beam is aligned with horizontal guideways defined in the side support structures above the traffic-bearing surface, providing an obstruction to vehicular traffic between the side support structures. The beam is movable rearwardly in the horizontal guideways with its opposite ends disposed transversely therethrough upon being impacted at its forward side by an incoming vehicle. The crushable modules are replaceably disposed in the horizontal guideways between aft ends thereof and the beam. The beam, replaceable modules, side support structures and actuating mechanism are separate and detached from one another such that the beam and replaceable modules are capable of coacting to disable and stop an incoming vehicle without causing structural damage to the side support structures and actuating mechanism.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {1}
}

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