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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by Ohio DOT and U.S. DOT-FHWA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Youngstown State University

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Youngstown, OH  USA  44555
  • Authors:
    • Tarantine, F J
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 84 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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