RESULTS OF FULL-SCALE TESTS ALUMINUM ASSOCIATION BOX-BEAM MEDIAN BARRIER

TESTS WERE CONDUCTED ON THE ALUMINUM MEDIAN BARRIERS AT FINGAL, ONTARIO, FOR THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. A CHEVROLET IMPACTED THE RAIL AT 60 MPH AND A 25 DEGREE ANGLE. THE CAR WAS NOT REDIRECTED, SNAGGED AND IMPOSED HIGH DECELERATION. GOOD BEAM STRENGTH WAS DEMONSTRATED BUT SNAGGING AT POSTS WAS UNDESIRABLE. AN IMPROVED RAIL POST CONNECTION WAS DEVELOPED AND TESTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, FLORIDA. A FORD CAR IMPACTED THIS RAIL AT 50 MPH AND A 25 DEGREE ANGLE. SEVEN POSTS WERE TESTED WITH NO SNAGGING, AND A MAXIMUM DEFLECTION OF RAIL OF ONLY 3 FT. /BPR/

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    New York State Department of Transportation

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    Albany, NY  USA  12232

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

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  • Publication Date: 1968-3-28

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  • Accession Number: 00215879
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr-15-3
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 24 1994 12:00AM