March 30, 1999
University Of Wisconsin-Madison
A University of Wisconsin-Madison engineer has developed a potentially safer replacement made from composite materials. The unique design made from glass fiber-reinforced polymers is meant to better "capture" the wide range of vehicles on the market, from hulking 4-by-4s to the tiniest compact cars.
MADISON -The guardrails along America's highways haven't changed much since the 1960s, when the familiar W-shaped steel beam began reassuringly bordering the dangerous twists and turns.
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