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30 Jun 2017 – HIPEBA project ends confirming positive results for High Performance Steels (HPS) in road safety barriers

HIPEBA has performed a series of material behaviour tests in order to rank different steel grades based on tensile, strain and formability stress performance. Lab research paved the way for successful real scale crash demonstrations, in cooperation with international industrial partners able to manufacture the high performance safety barriers. The crash tests performed during the project cycle demonstrated how, by using HPS, the weight of the RRS is dramatically reduced by 23-25%, while the energy absorption capability is increased by 40% compared to conventional systems. The HPS developed by the HIPEBA Consortium ensure safe redirection of truck weighting up to 44 tons hitting the barriers at a speed up to 70 km/h. Finally, the HPS allow a reduction of 8-10% in price and ensure life cost reduction of 4-5%. As a follow-up, the HIPEBA Consortium members have committed to disseminate these findings to general & specialised media, decision-makers and industry organisations in order to further promote the use of HPS in road safety barriers.

30 Jun 2017 – HIPEBA project ends confirming positive results for High Performance Steels (HPS) in road safety barriers

22 Jun 2017 – HIPEBA Advisory Group final Workshop takes place in Brussels (Belgium) on 22 June 2017

The HIPEBA Advisory Group -a specialised group of experienced industry and academia professionals in the field of Road Restraint Systems (RRS)- met in Brussels on 22 June 2017 to discuss the final results of the HIPEBA project. This occasion was also the opportunity for the HIPEBA consortium to hold a one-day workshop presenting the project’s findings to an expert group which applauded the benefits of using High-Performance Steels (HPS) in RRS.

22 Jun 2017 – HIPEBA Advisory Group final Workshop takes place in Brussels (Belgium) on 22 June 2017

15 Jun 2017 – Last HIPEBA Brochure available for download

The HIPEBA project has published its third and last project brochure, summarising the different phases of the project as well as the results achieved over the last three years. This final brochure is available for download here.

15 Jun 2017 – Last HIPEBA Brochure available for download

12 Jun 2017 – View the HIPEBA End-of-Project Video presenting the project and its main findings

This 2-minute video summarises the outcomes of the HIPEBA research project. The complementarity of the consortium proved to be successful in developing High-Performance Steels (HPS) to be used in road safety barriers, reaching outstanding results in terms of absorption capacity, weight reduction and significant costs

12 Jun 2017 – View the HIPEBA End-of-Project Video presenting the project and its main findings

09 Jun 2017 – The new HIPEBA website is now online

The HIPEBA consortium revamped its website, with a renewed, fanciest design. The new website is accessible at www.hipeba.eu.

09 Jun 2017 – The new HIPEBA website is now online

03 MAR 2017 – MAJOR COVERAGE OF THE HIPEBA PROJECT IN SPANISH NEWS

The Spanish public television La1, the private Spanish channel Cuatro and El Norte de Castilla newspaper have covered a real scale demonstration of safety barriers crash test resulting from the the latest findings of the HIPEBA Consortium research. The test, carried at the CIDAUT Foundation

03 MAR 2017 – MAJOR COVERAGE OF THE HIPEBA PROJECT IN SPANISH NEWS

23 Feb 2017 – HIPEBA presents first results on the selection of high performance steels for Road Restraint Systems

The HIPEBA technical deliverable labelled as D2.2 has focused on i) complementing the information of D2.1 and ii) selecting the appropriate high performance steels for Road Restraint Systems (RRS). The deliverable D2.2 complements the deliverable D2.1 by providing the results of a series of tests

23 Feb 2017 – HIPEBA presents first results on the selection of high performance steels for Road Restraint Systems

02 Feb 2017 – The HIPEBA Consortium gathered to discuss the latest deliverables and review the work plan towards the final steps of the project

On the occasion of the last HIPEBA consortium meeting, held last 23 February 2017, the HIPEBA partners reviewed the final draft of deliverable D3.1 and the advances undertaken in deliverable D3.2. In addition to reviewing in detail the corrosion tests, the HIPEBA partners discussed the

02 Feb 2017 – The HIPEBA Consortium gathered to discuss the latest deliverables and review the work plan towards the final steps of the project

25 Oct 2016 – HIPEBA, presented to transport infrastructure experts on the occasion of STA technical roundtable

In the framework of a STA Technical Roundtable, a dedicated workshop introducing the HIPEBA project to an expert audience integrated by experts from private industry, academia and public authorities took place in Brussels last 25 October 2016. The project presentation delivered by Mr Antonio Amengual,

25 Oct 2016 – HIPEBA, presented to transport infrastructure experts on the occasion of STA technical roundtable