Development of a Low-Profile to F-Shape Transition Barrier Segment

The purpose of the research reported herein was to develop a transition barrier segment that can be used to connect the low-profile barrier (LPCB(1)-92) to the standard height, F-shape portable concrete barrier (CSB-04). The design of the new transition barrier segment is such that no new hardware is required to connect the transition barrier segment to the low-profile barrier and the F-shape barrier. Researchers used computer simulations to evaluate the proposed design and to examine the location of critical impact points that were used in specifying impact conditions for a full-scale evaluation of the new design. Results of two full-scale tests coupled with results from the computer simulations show that the new transition barrier segment is ready for immediate implementation.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Project Title: Development of Transition Element for Low-Profile Traffic Barrier to Standard Concrete Traffic Barrier. Report Date: September 2006; Published: January 2007.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Texas Department of Transportation

    Research and Technology Implementation Office, P.O. Box 5080
    Austin, TX  United States  78763-5080

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Beason, W Lynn
    • Sheikh, Nauman M
    • Bligh, Roger P
    • Menges, Wanda L
  • Publication Date: 2007-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Technical Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 104p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01043632
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/TX-07/0-5527-1, Report 0-5527-1
  • Contract Numbers: Project 0-5527
  • Created Date: Mar 5 2007 11:54AM