MPC Research Reports
|Title:||Bus-Stop Shelters – Improved Safety (Phases 1 and 2)|
|Authors:||Chris Turnbull-Grimes, Wayne A. Charlie, Richard Gutkowski, and Jeno Balogh|
|Publication Date:||Jul 2010|
|MPC Project #:||278|
|Keywords:||bus-stop shelters, hail, impact resistance, tornado and hurricane debris, timber|
This research was undertaken to: 1) design and construct a wall and basic subassembly of an emergency storm shelter comprised entirely of wood that could resist a "missile" impact at 100 mph or multiple impacts at 80 mph; 2) study the difference in impact response for various specimen configurations, angles of impact, and support conditions; and 3) compare results for impact tests to static tests.
Turnbull-Grimes, Chris, Wayne A. Charlie, Richard Gutkowski, and Jeno Balogh. Bus-Stop Shelters - Improved Safety (Phases 1 and 2). MPC-10-223, North Dakota State University - Upper Great Plains Transportation Institute, Fargo: Mountain-Plains Consortium, 2010.