NCHRP Report 350 Test 3-11 of the Washington 3-Strand Cable Barrier with New York Cable Terminal

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) initiated a research project to assess the performance of several highway safety appurtenances in accordance with the guidelines presented in National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 350. The State of Washington's 3-strand cable barrier was one of the installations selected for testing. A single test, NCHRP Report 350 test designation 3-10, the 820 kilogram small car length of need (LON) test was performed in March 1996 and it performed acceptably in the test. NCHRP Report 350 test designation 3-11, the 2000-kilogram pickup truck LON test was also performed and is reported herein. This designation requires a 2000-kilogram pickup truck to impact the LON section of the barrier at a nominal speed and angle of 100 kilometer per hour and 25 degrees, respectively. A 145-meter long test installation of Washington 3-strand cable barrier was constructed with New York cable terminals on each end. Details of the installation and results of the full-scale crash test are presented herein. The Washington 3 strands cable barrier with New York cable terminals performed acceptably for NCHRP Report 350 test designation 3-11.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Edition: Draft Test Report
  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01104279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH-97-C-00039
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2008 9:23AM