LARGE ANGLE CRASH TEST OF A TEMPORARY PRECAST CONCRETE BARRIER
One vehicle crash test was conducted on a temporary precast concrete barrier. The test conditions and parameters were determined by an actual accident which resulted in a lawsuit against the State of California. The purpose of this test was to replicate the accident in defense of the lawsuit and provide research in large angle vehicle impacts with this type of barrier. The test involved a 1975 Toyota Celica (1330 kg) impacting a temporary precast concrete barrier placed in a simulated freeway median at 74 deg and 81.2 km/h. The vehicle contained four Hybrid II dummies, instrumented with accelerometers. The barrier contained the vehicle without fracturing or separating at any of the joints, however, the occupants would have suffered severe or fatal injuries.
- Project study title: Impact Performance Limits of Longitudinal Barriers.
Sacramento, CA United States 95819-0128
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Stoughton, R L
- Gauthier, G P
- Publication Date: 1995-12
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 50 p.
- TRT Terms: Barriers (Roads); Crash tests; Crashes; Dummies; Freeways; Impact; Injury severity; Median barriers; Performance evaluations; Precast concrete; Speed; Temporary barriers; Testing
- Uncontrolled Terms: Impact angle; Impact speed
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I85: Safety Devices used in Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00725507
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/METS-96/07, Final Report, Rept No. 65-636056
- Contract Numbers: F93TL21
- Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Sep 4 1996 12:00AM