An innovative approach on the renewable hybrid barrier: combined use of wood and sand

Yumrytas H. I., BİRİNCİ E., Yorur H., Atahan A. O.

CERNE, vol.27, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/01047760202127012821
  • Journal Name: CERNE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Keywords: Wooden barrier, Urban furniture, Sand, Hybrid, Crash pendulum, MECHANICAL-PROPERTIES, HEAT-TREATMENT, IMPACT, IMPREGNATION, CRASH, DEPTH
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Wooden materials have been among the basic materials used in many different areas due to some advantages throughout the history. Roadside barriers, which are called passive safety structures, can be produced with different materials such as wood, steel, concrete, and plastic. In this study, Renewable Hybrid Barriers (RHB), a new type of barrier that is used wood in terms of aesthetics, renewability, high shock resistance, and used sand in terms of impact absorption capacity and low cost, produced by taking into account some of the disadvantages of other barrier types. These barriers are planned to be used especially in historical/touristic areas, scenic roads, and in urban areas as urban furniture. Real-time crash tests in accordance with EN 1317 (Road Restraint Systems) standard require high cost and long time. Therefore, the pendulum crash test mechanism frequently used in the literature was manufactured at which the experiments were carried out.