A comprehensive research program was conducted to appraise performance of concrete median barriers. Investigations included twenty-four crash tests which evaluated performance of barrier profiles, precast designs, and end treatments. Theoretical investigations using a mathematical crash simulation program identified a new barrier shape which was crash tested to compare performance with currently used profiles. Load and stability criteria were determined from experiments and used to analyze barrier alternatives. This volume is the second of two.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See Volume 1 dated March 76, PB-270109.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  United States  78228-0510

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bronstad, M E
    • Calcote, L R
    • Kimball, C E
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 468 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00166485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-RD-77- 4 Final Rpt., SWRI-03-3716-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8130
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM