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.
- Also available in set of 5 reports PC E12, PB-264 942-SET.
Ensco, Incorporated5400 Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA USA 22151
Washington, DC USA 20590
- OWINGS, R P
- Adair, J W
- Rudd, T J
- Publication Date: 1976-2
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceptance tests; Collisions; Crash injury research; Footings; Highway safety; Highway traffic control; Highways; Honeycomb structures; Impact tests; Laboratory tests; Luminaires; Research; Safety; Standards; Structural supports; Tolerances (Engineering); Traffic crashes; Traffic safety; Traffic signs
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Supports; Tolerances
- Subject Areas: Design; Highways; Operations and Traffic Management; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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