OPTIMUM POLICY FOR WARRANTS FOR AND DESIGN OF GUARDRAILS

An optimum policy for the warrants for and the design of guardrails based on benefit maximizing criteria is presented. It is shown that the strength, the number of classes of standards, and the location of guardrails should be determined simulaneously with due consideration for the nation-wide distribution of roadside dangers and the impact of colliding vehicles. Dynamics programming is used for optimization. /AUTHOR/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Edamura, T
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00261473
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-013 814
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1974 12:00AM