FULL-SCALE VEHICLE CRASH TESTS ON THE IOWA BOX-ALUMINUM BRIDGE RAIL

Two full-scale vehicle crash tests were conducted on the Iowa Box-Aluminum Bridge Rail. Test I1-1 was conducted with an 1800 lb (816 kg) vehicle at 15 deg and 60 mph (96.6 km/h). Test I1-2 was conducted with a 4310 lb (1955 kg) vehicle at 25 deg and 60 mph (96.6 km/h). The Iowa Box-Aluminum Bridge Rail contained two rail splices. Each splice was 26 ft 6 in. (8.1 m) from the rail post on each end. The point of impact for Test I1-1 was directly at a splice. The point of impact for Test I1-2 was directly at the midpoint of the span that contained the second splice. The tests were evaluated according to the safety criteria in NCHRP Report 230. The safety performance of the Iowa Box-Aluminum Bridge Rail was determined to be unsatisfactory.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Omaha

    Department of Civil Engineering, 6001 Dodge Street
    Omaha, NE  United States  68182-0178

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    800 Lincoln Way
    Ames, IA  United States  50010

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Faller, R K
    • Magdaleno, J A
    • Post, E R
  • Publication Date: 1988-11

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675356
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRP-03-013-88
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 23 1995 12:00AM