A series of eight full-scale crash tests was conducted on five luminaire and sign supports. The test articles were embedded in S-1 soil as per NCHRP No. 230 recommendations. The test vehicles used for all eight impact tests were 1979 Volkswagen Rabbits with the test mass adjusted to be in the range of 1800 plus or minus 50 lb. A triaxial accelerometer was placed near the vehicle center gravity (c.g.) to record the vehicle decelerations. Each test event was covered with one real-time and three to four high-speed movie cameras. The data acquired from the tests were processed as per NCHRP No. 230 procedure. The results were evaluated against the dynamic performance requirements specified in the most recent AASHTO and NCHRP No. 230 documents. The detailed test and evaluation results and the test reports are presented in this final report.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also FHWA-RD-88-225, Luminaire and Sign Supports - Technical Volume.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Mobility Systems and Equipment Company

    9920 La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 708
    Inglewood, CA  United States  90301

    Federal Highway Administration

    Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, 6300 Georgetown Pike
    McLean, VA  United States  22101
  • Authors:
    • Pruitt, S
    • Kippen, T
  • Publication Date: 1989-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 32 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-88-224, R8006-Final, 31T3-282
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-87-Z-00103
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM