John Reid

John Reid 

John Reid
Contact Information:
W359 NH
Lincoln: City Campus
(402) 472-3084
jreid@unl.edu
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Professor
  • Ph.D., 1990 Michigan State University
  • M.S., 1983 Michigan State University
  • B.S., 1981 Michigan State University

Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Active member of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility (MwRSF)
  • The MwRSF designs, analyzes, and crash tests roadside safety devices, as well as race track protection barriers
  • Dr. Reid's focus is on simulation support of these projects

About John Reid

Dr. Reid joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 1993. Prior to coming to UNL, he had eight years of experience at General Motors, and four years teaching experience at GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University). Dr. Reid specializes in nonlinear finite element analysis applications with a special interest in roadside safety and automotive crashworthiness. He has had more than $25 million in research funding while at UNL, has published 120 technical papers (72 of which are refereed journal papers) and has 22 U.S. patents.

Selected Publications

  • K.D. Schrum, F.D.B. Albuquerque, D.L. Sicking, K.A. Lechtenberg, R.K. Faller and J.D. Reid, “Cost-Benefit Analysis of Crash Cushion Systems,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Volume 7, Issue 1, 2015, pp. 1-19.
  • K.D. Schrum, F.D.B. Albuquerque, D.L. Sicking, R.K. Faller and J.D. Reid, “Benefits of Slope Flattening,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Volume 6, Issue 4, May 2014, pp. 356-368.
  • K.D. Schrum, F.D.B. Albuquerque, D.L. Sicking, R.K. Faller and J.D. Reid, “Correlation Between Crash Severity and Embankment Geometry,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Volume 6, Issue 4, May 2014, pp. 321-334.
  • J.D. Schmidt, E.R. Jowza, R.K. Faller, S.K. Rosenbaugh and J. D. Reid, “Safety Investigation and Guidance for Retrofitting Existing Approach Guardrail Transitions,” Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., submitted August 1, 2013, accepted for publication February 2014.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, R.K. Faller, J.D. Reid, S.K. Rosenbaugh and K.A. Lechtenberg, “Performance of the Midwest Guardrail System with Rectangular Wood Posts,” Transportation Research Record, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., submitted July 31, 2013, accepted for publication February 2014.
  • M. Mongiardini, R.K. Faller, J. D. Reid and D.L. Sicking, “Dynamic Evaluation and Implementation Guidelines for a Nonproprietary W-Beam Guardrail Trailing-End Terminal,” Transportation Research Record 2377, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 61-73.
  • J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller, R.W. Bielenberg and K.A. Lechtenberg, “Midwest Guardrail System Without Blockouts,” Transportation Research Record 2377, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2013, pp. 1-13.
  • M. Mongiardini, R.K. Faller, J.D. Reid, D. Meggers, M.G. El-Aasar and J.D. Plunkett, “Design and Testing of a Concrete Safety Barrier for Use on a Temporary FRP Composite Bridge Deck,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 11, November 2013, pp. 1198-1208.
  • J.D. Reid, R.W. Bielenberg, R.K. Faller, K.A. Lechtenberg and D.L. Sicking, “Racetrack SAFER Barrier On Temporary Concrete Barriers,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2013, pp. 343-355.
  • M. Mongiardini and J.D. Reid, “Investigation of a Series of Relevant Phenomena for Modeling the Full-Scale Crash Test of a Small Vehicle with a Guardrail System,” International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013, pp. 58-75.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, K.A. Lechtenberg, D.L. Sicking, S. Arens, R.K. Faller and J.D. Reid, “Development of the Universal Breakaway Steel Post for the Bullnose Median Barrier,” Transportation Research Record 2309, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2012, pp. 94-104.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, S.K. Rosenbaugh, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller and K.A. Lechtenberg, “Transition of Temporary Concrete Barrier,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 137-159.
  • C.S. Stolle and J.D. Reid, “Development of a Wire Rope Model for Cable Guardrail Simulation,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 16, No. 3, June 2011, pp. 331-341.
  • J.C. Thiele, D.L. Sicking, K.A. Lechtenberg, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller, R.W. Bielenberg, and S.K. Rosenbaugh, “Development of a Low-Cost, Energy-Absorbing Bridge Rail,” Transportation Research Record 2262, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 107-118.
  • M. Mongiardini, S.K. Rosenbaugh, R.K. Faller, J.D. Reid, R.W. Bielenberg, and D.L. Sicking, “Design and Testing of Two Bridge Railings for Transverse Nail-Laminated Timber Deck Bridges,” Transportation Research Record 2262, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 119-130.
  • K.A. Lechtenberg, R.K. Faller, J.R. Rohde, D.L. Sicking, and J.D. Reid, “Non-Blocked Midwest Guardrail System for Wire-Faced Walls of Mechanically Stabilized Earth,” Transportation Research Record 2262, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2011, pp. 94-106.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, S.K. Rosenbaugh, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller and K.A. Lechtenberg, “Transition of Temporary Concrete Barrier,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 4, Issue 2, 2012, pp. 137-159.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, S.K. Rosenbaugh, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller and K.A. Lechtenberg, “Termination and Anchorage of Temporary Concrete Barrier,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 3, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 189-206.
  • J.D. Reid and R.K. Faller, “New Test Level 2 Rough Stone Masonry Guardwall,” Transportation Research Record 2195, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2010, pp. 85-94.
  • J.D. Reid, B.D. Kuipers, D.L. Sicking and R.K. Faller, “Impact Performance of W-beam Guardrail Installed at Various Flare Rates,” International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 36, Issue 3, March 2009, pp. 476-485.
  • J.D. Reid, “Approach Slopes for Midwest Guardrail System,” Journal of Transportation Safety & Security, Vol. 1, Issue 1, March 2009, pp. 32-45.
  • M.E. Rentschler and J.D. Reid, “The Development of a Material Model and Wheel-Tissue Interaction for Simulating Wheeled Surgical Robot Mobility,” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 12, Issue 2, 2009, pp. 239 248.
  • R.K. Faller, J.D. Reid, D.E. Kretschmann, J.A. Hascall and D.L. Sicking, “Midwest Guardrail System with Round Timber Posts,” Transportation Research Record 2120, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2009, pp. 47-59.
  • J.D. Reid, J.A. Hascall, D.L. Sicking and R.K. Faller, “Inertial Effects During Impact Testing,” Transportation Research Record 2120, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2009, pp. 39-46.
  • D.L. Sicking, R.W. Bielenberg, J.R. Rohde, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller and K.A. Polivka, “Safety Grates for Cross Drainage Culverts,” Transportation Research Record 2060, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2008, pp. 67-73.
  • J.R. Rohde, J.D. Reid, D.L. Sicking and K.K. Mak, “Trailer Truck-Mounted Attenuator,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 13, No. 1, February 2008, pp. 77-87.
  • K.A. Polivka, B.A. Coon, D.L. Sicking, R.K. Faller, R.W. Bielenberg, J.R. Rohde and J.D. Reid, “Midwest Guardrail System W-Beam-to-Thrie-Beam Transition,” Transportation Research Record 2025, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 45-50.
  • R.K. Faller, D.L. Sicking, R.W. Bielenberg, J.R. Rohde, K.A. Polivka and J.D. Reid, “Performance of Steel-Post, W-Beam Guardrail Systems,” Transportation Research Record 2025, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 18-33.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, R.K. Faller, D.L. Sicking, J.R. Rohde and J.D. Reid, “Midwest Guardrail System for Long Span Culvert Applications,” Transportation Research Record 2025, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2007, pp. 3-17.
  • J.D. Reid, D.A. Boesch and R.W. Bielenberg, “Detailed Tire Modeling for Crash Applications,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2007, pp. 521-529.
  • J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller and J.A. Hascall, “Deck-Mounted Steel Post Barrier System,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 4, July/August 2007, pp. 449-455.
  • J.D. Reid and G. Demosthenous, “Analyzing Guardrail System Crash Behavior in Cyprus,” WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, Issue 3, Vol. 2, March 2007, pp. 71-78.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller, J.R. Rohde and D.L. Sicking, “Tie-Downs and Transitions for Temporary Concrete Barriers,” Transportation Research Record 1984, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C, 2006, pp. 31-46.
  • B.A. Coon and J.D. Reid, “Reconstruction Techniques for Energy-Absorbing Guardrail End Terminals,” Accident Analysis & Prevention, Vol. 38, Issue 1, January 2006, pp. 1-13.
  • R.W. Bielenberg, J.R. Rohde, D.L. Sicking and J.D. Reid, “SKT and FLEAT End Terminals for the Midwest Guardrail System,” Transportation Research Record 1904, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., 2005, pp.46-53.
  • N.R. Hiser and J.D. Reid, “Modeling Slip Base Mechanisms,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 10, No. 5, 2005, pp. 463-472.
  • J.D. Reid and N.R. Hiser, “Detailed Modeling of Bolted Joints with Slippage,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, Vol. 41, March 2005, pp.547-562.
  • B.A. Coon and J.D. Reid, “Crash Reconstruction Technique for Longitudinal Barriers,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 54 62.
  • R.K. Faller, K.A. Polivka, B.D. Kuipers, R.W. Bielenberg, J.D. Reid, J.R. Rohde, and D.L. Sicking, “Midwest Guardrail System for Standard and Special Applications,” Transportation Research Record 1890, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2004, pp. 19-33.
  • J.D. Reid, “LS-DYNA Simulation Influence on Roadside Hardware,” Transportation Research Record 1890, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2004, pp. 34-41.
  • J.D. Reid and N.R. Hiser, “Friction Modeling Between Solid Elements,” International Journal of Crashworthiness, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2004, pp. 65-72.
  • J.D. Reid, R.K. Faller, J.C. Holloway, J.R. Rohde and D.L. Sicking, “New Energy-Absorbing High-Speed Safety Barrier,” Transportation Research Record 1851, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2003, pp. 53-64.
  • D.L. Sicking, J.R. Rohde and J.D. Reid, “Development of a Trailer Attenuating Cushion for Variable Message Signs and Arrow Boards,” Transportation Research Record 1851, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2003, pp. 65-73.
  • J.R. Rohde, D.L. Sicking and J.D. Reid, “Box-Beam Burster Energy Absorbing Tube - Bridge Pier Protection System,” Transportation Research Record 1851, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2003, pp. 74-82.
  • B.W. Bielenberg, R.K. Faller, J.D. Reid, J.R. Rohde and D.L. Sicking, “Design and Testing of Tie-Down Systems for Temporary Barriers,” Transportation Research Record 1851, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2003, pp. 83-94.
  • D.L. Sicking, J.D. Reid and J.R. Rohde, “Development of the Midwest Guardrail System,” Transportation Research Record 1797, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2002, pp. 44-52.
  • J.D. Reid and D. Marzougui, “An Improved Truck Model for Roadside Safety Simulation: Part I - Structural Modeling,” Transportation Research Record 1797, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2002, pp. 53-62.
  • J.D. Reid, J.R. Rohde and D.L. Sicking, “Box-Beam Burster Energy Absorbing Single-Sided Crash Cushion,” Transportation Research Record 1797, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2002, pp. 72-81.
  • J.R. Rohde, J.D. Reid and D.L. Sicking, “Flared Energy Absorbing Terminal - Median Barrier (FLEAT-MT),” Transportation Research Record 1797, TRB, National Research Council, Washington, D.C., November 2002, pp. 89-95.
  • J.D. Reid, J.R. Rohde and D.L. Sicking, “Box-Beam Bursting Energy Absorbing Terminal,” ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 128, No. 3, May/June 2002, pp. 287-294.

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