Dynamic tests of the culvert face within crashtests
Keywords:drainage ditch, vehicle crash, occupant safety, deformation block, crash test, acceleration
Severity of a vehicle impact into solid obstacles alongside the road can be annually illustrated through accident statistics. One example of such solid obstacles is drainage ditch culvert faces. Within the research at the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of the Czech Technical University new equipment has been designed in a form of a modular system of the drainage ditch culvert faces construction. The qualities of this equipment have been tested by means of crash tests with a passenger vehicle Škoda Fabia making use of criteria of biomechanical endurance of the vehicle passengers. The results have been compared with the test carried out by means of a vehicle crash into concrete culvert faces.