MPDB Barrier Overview
The MPDB has a long history and started based on an ACEA and ADAC barrier. Development work was taken over by UTAC and barrier version ‘PDB XT’ was proposed in December 2007 as the new deformable barrier for ECE R94. Subsequently ADAC introduced some modifications making the barrier less tall, and continued testing with this barrier mounted onto a mobile trolley. Cellbond have been following the development and evolution of this barrier and have been offering the different versions.
Euro NCAP have adopted the MPDB barrier and finalised the specification with some practical modifications for the 2020 Moving Progressive Deformable Barrier Test Protocol. They have also adopted the THOR-50M dummy as part of the test criteria, which Cellbond also plan to offer.
Cellbond is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and strives to continually improve its quality systems. Cellbond aims to provide its customers with the best quality products.
Static honeycomb calibration tests are run in-house to guarantee the repeatability of barrier construction and performance.
Finite Element Model
An FE Model of Cellbond’s Mobile Progressive Deformable Barrier is available from Arup.