CRASH TESTS OF SHARPLY CURVED LIGHT-POST GUIDERAIL

Cables, 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-beam, deflections increased only slightly, but decelerations were greater.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Jun 80, PB80-213721.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bryden, J E
    • Hahn, K C
  • Publication Date: 1980-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343558
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR-83, FHWA/NY/RR-80/83
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2002 12:00AM