IMPACT PERFORMANCE OF THE MINNESOTA 1.5 RADIUS PLATE BEAM GUARDRAIL (ABRIDGMENT)

The crashworthiness of a 1.5-m-radius plate beam guardrail was evaluated in a program that included two full-scale vehicle crash tests. A small-size and a full-size test vehicle were towed head-on into the median rail system. A description of the guardrail is given as well as a description and results of the test. The Minnesota plate beam guardrail performed rates factorily under full-scale, head-on impacts by both large and small automobiles.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 15-16
  • Monograph Title: Photogrammetry, water quality, safety appurtenances, and shoulder design
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030902563X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM