SAFER SIGN AND LUMINAIRE SUPPORTS. TASK K. CORRELATION OF FULL-SCALE, LABORATORY, ANALYTICAL, AND COMPUTER-SIMULATED RESULTS. VOLUME IV

Results of a correlation study between full-scale, laboratory pendulum, analytical, and computer-simulated tests of impacts with breakaway sign and luminaire supports is presented. Momentum change during impact is used as a basis of comparison in the correlation. This task report is part of a study in which a full investigation into impact phenomena of vehicles with breakaway supports was made using analytical, computer simulated, laboratory pendulum, and full-scale testing techniques. Procedures for acceptance testing of breakaway sign and luminaire supports using a pendulum impact facility were also developed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 3, PB-264 945. Also available in set of 5 reports PC E12, PB-264 942-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ENSCO, Incorporated

    5400 Port Royal Road
    Springfield, VA  United States  22151

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Owings, R P
    • Adair, J W
    • Rudd, T J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 79 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153998
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-76- 35 Final Rpt., FCP 31F2-062
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8118
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM