Investigation and Development of a Test Level 6 Barrier, Phase I

The objective of this research project was to develop a new, cost-effective, Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH) TL-6 barrier. A literature review on prior Test Level 5 and Test Level 6 barriers was conducted, and the cost of current TL-5 and TL-6 barriers was established. Existing and modified design procedures for roadside barrier were reviewed as well as current TL-6 design forces. A preliminary TL6 truck model was developed in LS-DYNA. The minimum barrier height to contain a tractor-tank vehicle was determined to be 62 in. for a rigid, vertical-faced barrier through LS-DYNA computer simulation. Recommendations for how to improve the tank-trailer model were presented.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 202p

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01688517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRP-03-404-18, MATC-UNL: 004-11, WBS: 25-1121-0005-004-11
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747107
  • Created Date: Dec 3 2018 5:05PM