DEVELOPMENT OF A COST-EFFECTIVENESS MODEL FOR GUARDRAIL SELECTION. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION

The research was conducted to develop a cost-effectiveness model for guardrail selection that includes cost parameters for eleven (11) guardrail configurations and criteria for analysis of system effectiveness under various dynamic impact conditions. This volume includes the data collection and analysis and technical documentation for quantification of the pertinent parameters and development of the computer algorithm.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Executive Summary, PB81-228348 and Volume 2, PB81-228363. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E19, PB81-228330.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Calcote, L R
  • Publication Date: 1980-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343674
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-78-74, SwRI03-4309
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8827
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2003 12:00AM