HEAD-ON TEST OF CABLE GUARDRAIL

This study contains information on the performance of the Minnesota wood-post triple cable guardrail under the head-on impact test conditions of 60 mph and 5 degrees using a 4500 pound automobile. The average vehicle longitudinal deceleration level was well below the current FHWA acceptable level of 12 g's for a lap belted or lap and shoulder belted occupant. Also, the vehicle damage sustained (FC-4) was below the mean at which injury type accidents occur for an unrestrained occupant as established by the National Safety Council. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Notice of NTIS Number Pending.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011
  • Authors:
    • Post, E R
    • Buth, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: 57511
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 9 1975 12:00AM