The SMMT R&D Newsletter (Spring 2013) features a successful collaborative research project undertaken by the University of Nottingham, EPL Composite Solutios and Frangible Saftey Posts Ltd which was part funded by the Transport iNet and European Regional Development Fund. The major objective of this project was to develop and validate novel computational models for predicting the post elastic damage, failure and energy absorption of composite safety posts. To read more, please click here.
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