# Determining Lateral Deflections of Plastic Water-Filled Barriers

## by OTW Safety on *Apr 01, 2013*

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This paper presents two methods for determining the lateral deflection and the basic movement of a plastic waterfilled ...

This paper presents two methods for determining the lateral deflection and the basic movement of a plastic waterfilled

barrier (PWB) system after an impact. In the first method theoretical equations are developed based on the

conservation of energy while MADYMO simulations are used in the second method of estimating lateral deflections. Crash

tests on various PWB systems carried out by different institutions including Monash University are used to validate the

results from both the theoretical calculations and the MADYMO models.

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