COLLISION TESTS ON SAFETY FENCES /IN GERMAN/

BETWEEN 1966 AND 1968 A TOTAL OF 70 COLLISION TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT ON STEEL SAFETY FENCES, WIRE CABLE SAFETY FENCES, GUIDE INSTALLATIONS OF PARAPETS, AND ONE INERTIA BARRIER. SAFETY FENCES USED ABROAD WERE ALSO CONSIDERED. IT IS SHOWN THAT CONCRETE BARRIERS ARE OF LITTLE USE; STEEL BARRIERS HAVE BEEN IMPROVED BY OFFSET CONSTRUCTION, WEAK POSTS, AND FRANGIBLE JOINTS; ANCHORAGES ARE REQUIRED AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF SAFETY FENCES TO ABSORB TENSILE FORCES; CABLE CONSTRUCTIONS HAVE NOT YET BEEN ADEQUATELY TESTED, BUT SEEM TO BE A FEASIBLE PROPOSITION. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Transport Ministry, West Germany

    Bad Godesberg,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Bohringer, A
    • Roschmann, R
    • Domhan, M
  • Publication Date: 1970

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 156 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 98

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1973 12:00AM