Associate Transportation ResearcherRoadside Safety and Physical Security Division
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
3100 State Highway 47
(979) 845-4368 x54368
- M.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2013
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Texas A & M University, 2005
Dusty Arrington is an Associate Transportation Researcher with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's (TTI) Crashworthy Structures Program. He has obtained both his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has actively been involved in the full-scale testing and evaluation of numerous physical security and highway safety features since 2006.
Mr. Arrington works closely with manufacturers, state, and federal entities in the development of improved products to expand product inventories to better protect the citizens of this country. Examples include: sign support structures, cable/concrete barriers, barrier gates, barrier end treatments, work zone safety devices, and other roadside safety infrastructures. Many of these projects involved the application of Finite Element Analysis, specifically LSDYNA.
Events of September 11 have increased the awareness of terrorist vulnerability in many facilities within the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Arrington has served as the investigator/designer on numerous projects for the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Navy in conjunction with Sandia National Laboratories. He assists sponsors throughout the design and full-scale crash testing associated with anti-ram perimeter barriers, fences, and gates. He has personally witnessed and preformed multiple tests according to the new ASTM F2656-07 "Standard Test Method for Vehicle Crash Testing of Perimeter Barriers".
During his pursuit of his Bachelors degree at Texas A&M University, Mr. Arrington worked as an Assistant Accident Reconstructionist at a local Engineering firm. During his employment, Mr. Arrington assisted with the reconstruction of hundreds of vehicle accidents. This knowledge of real life accident scenarios has improved his ability to understand how people perceive and interact with roadside devices.