CRASH TESTS OF SHARPLY CURVED LIGHT-POST GUIDERAIL

Cable, W-beam, and box-beam guiderail on S 3x5.7 posts were crash tested on 50- and 100-ft radius curves. Head-on impacts on these sharply curved barriers produced much different results than standard angled impacts on tangent barriers. For the cable and W-beam barriers, deflections were much greater than for standard impacts, but decelerations remained low. For box-beams, deflections increased only slightly, but decelerations were greater. (FHWA)

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  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00335592
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: Res Rpt. 102-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/NY/RR-80/83 Intrm Rpt., FCP 41G1-244
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1981 12:00AM