TESTING OF SIGNS AND THEIR SUPPORT AGAINST WIND FORCES AND VIBRATIONS
The objective of this study is the establishment of an optimum design criteria for single posted signs, including their related hardware and attachment methods, to withstand fatigue and high stress damage resulting from wind flutter and gusting. The investigation consists of two basic parts: (1) an experimental study of the dynamic loading effects that result from wind induced vibration of the signs, and (2) an establishment of the fatigue strength of the various sign systems to resist this loading by mechanical fatigue testing on a servo-controlled dynamic testing system.
- Study sponsored by Ohio DOT and U.S. DOT-FHWA.
Youngstown State UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Youngstown, OH United States 44555
- Tarantine, F J
- Publication Date: 1973-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 84 p.
- TRT Terms: Design; Dynamic loads; Dynamic tests; Fatigue strength; Fatigue tests; Loss and damage; Optimization; Signs; Wind; Wind pressure; Wind resistant design
- Old TRIS Terms: Optimum design
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00082894
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: OHIO-DOT-42-74 Intrm Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 14243(0)
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM