Educational Background

  • B.S. in Civil Engineering, Rowan University, May 2001
  • M.S. in Engineering, Rowan University, December 2003
  • Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, June 2008

Research Interests

  • predicting occupant injury in roadside crashes
  • roadside hardware crash performance
  • performance of roadside barriers with minor damage
  • motorcycle-to-barrier crash injury

Teaching Specialties

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Roadside Safety Design
  • Vehicle Crashworthiness Analysis
  • Statics/Dynamics
  • Mechanics

Selected Publications

Gowat, R.C., Gabauer, D.J., "Secondary Collisions Revisited: Real-World Crash Data and Relationship to Crash Test Criteria," Traffic Injury Prevention, Vol. 14, Issue 1, pp. 46-55 (2013).

Gabauer, D.J., "Real-World Performance of Longitudinal Barriers Struck by Large Trucks," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2309, Washington, DC, pp. 127-134 (2012).

Hampton, C.E., Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Limits of Acceptable Rail-and-Post Deflection in Crash-Damaged Strong-Post W-Beam Guardrail," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2195, Washington, DC, pp. 95-105 (2010).

Gabauer, D.J., Kusano, K.D., Marzougui, D., Opiela, K., Hargrave, M., and Gabler, H.C., "Pendulum Testing as a Means of Assessing the Crash Performance of Longitudinal Barrier with Minor Damage," International Journal of Impact Engineering, Vol. 37, Issue 11, pp. 1121-1137 (November 2010).

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "The Effects of Airbags and Seatbelts on Occupant Injury in Longitudinal Barrier Crashes," Journal of Safety Research, Vol. 41, No. 1, pp 9-15 (2010).

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Differential Rollover Risk in Vehicle-to-Traffic Barrier Collisions," Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine, Vol. 53, pp. 131-140 (2009).

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Evaluation of Current repair Criteria for Longitudinal Barrier with Crash Damage," Journal of Transportation Engineering, Vol. 135, No. 4, pp. 225-234 (2009).

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Evaluation of Roadside Crash Injury Metrics Using Event Data Recorders," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, pp. 548-558 (2008).

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Evaluation of Roadside Crash Injury Metrics Using Event Data Recorders," Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 40, pp 548-558.

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "Evaluation of Threshold Values of Acceleration Severity Index By Using Event Data Recorder Technology," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1904, National Research Council, Washington, DC, pp. 37-45 (2005)

Gabauer, D.J., and Gabler, H.C., "A Methodology to Evaluate the Flail Space Model by Using Event Data Recorder Technology," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 1890, National Research Council, Washington, DC, pp.49-57 (2004)

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