SAFER SIGN AND LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS. TASK F. LABORATORY ACCEPTANCE TESTING FOR SIGN AND LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS. VOLUME I

The report recommends a laboratory test procedure that can be used to test luminaires and sign supports. A discussion of past and present acceptance standards is given, along with a detailed study of analysis techniques that can be used to investigate the events of an impact. Automobile crush characteristics are reviewed with respect to their role in an impact and a subjective look at the human tolerance level is given. A laboratory test procedure is then defined along with criteria describing what is or is not acceptable. A detailed description of this testing provides a basis for determining the acceptability of a luminaire or sign support.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available in set of 5 reports PC E12, PB-264 942-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ensco, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  USA  22151

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • OWINGS, R P
    • Adair, J W
    • Rudd, T J
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153995
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 32 Final Rpt., FCP 31F2-062
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8118
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM