FULL-SCALE 4,500 LB VEHICLE CRASH TEST ON THE PERMANENT PRECAST CONCRETE MEDIAN BARRIER

One full-scale crash test was conducted on the permanent precast concrete median barrier. Test KCB-1 was conducted with a 4,320 lb (1959.5 kg) test vehicle at 24.4 deg and 59.3 mph (95.4 km/h). The point of impact was located 3 ft (0.91 m) upstream of the center keyway or midpoint of installation. The installation had a total length of 100 ft (30.5 m), consisting of ten 10-ft (3.05-m) precast barrier individual sections. The test was evaluated according to the safety criteria in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 230. The safety performance of the precast concrete median barrier was determined to be marginal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
    2200 Vine Street, Whittier Building
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68583-0853

    Kansas Department of Transportation

    Docking State Office Building
    Topeka, KS  United States  66612

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Pfeifer, B G
    • Holloway, J C
    • Faller, R K
    • Ataullah, S
    • Post, E R
  • Publication Date: 1991-3

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRP-03-24-90, RES1 (0099) P451
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 24 1995 12:00AM