DYNAMIC FULL SCALE IMPACT TESTS OF CABLE TYPE MEDIAN BARRIERS TESTS SERIES 9

TEST SERIES IX REPRESENTING SIX FULL SCALE DYNAMIC IMPACT TESTS OF CABLE TYPE MEDIAN BARRIERS, USING BOTH SPORTS CARS AND STANDARD SIZE VEHICLES, WAS CONDUCTED ON CABLE-CHAIN LINK BARRIERS PLACED ON SIMULATED RAISED AND SAWTOOTHED MEDIANS WERE PRECEDED BY TEN PRELIMINARY VEHICLE JUMP TESTS. THE PURPOSE OF THE JUMP TESTS WAS TO DEVELOP TEST CRITERIA FOR ESTABLISHING THE MOST EFFECTIVE CABLE HEIGHT AND SPACING TO BE USED IN THE SUBSEQUENT DYNAMIC IMPACT TESTS. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE TEST PROCEDURES AND RESULTS BASED ON DATA SECURED FROM THE TEN PRELIMINARY JUMP TESTS AND THE SIX HIGH SPEED IMPACT TESTS. RECOMMENDATIONS, BASED ON THE RESULTS OF THIS TEST SERIES /IX/, ARE MADE FOR ESTABLISHING THE CRITERIA TO BE USED IN DETERMINING THE PHYSICAL PLACEMENT OF CABLE TYPE BARRIERS ON FLAT, RAISED AND SAWTOOTH TYPE MEDIANS. RADIO CONTROL TECHNIQUES AND PHOTOGRAPHIC INSTRUMENTATION USED FOR THIS TEST SERIES WERE IDENTICAL TO THOSE USED IN PREVIOUS BARRIER TEST SERIES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Series 9, 1/2/, PART 2, ITEM D-4-9, JUN65
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Division of Highways

    Bridge Department
    Sacramento, CA  United States  05914
  • Authors:
    • FIELD, R N
    • JOHNSON, M H
  • Publication Date: 1965-6

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  • Accession Number: 00203115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 1994 12:00AM