DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE FOR PREDICTION OF HIGHWAY BARRIER PERFORMANCE

A THREE-YEAR TESTING PROGRAMME AT CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LABORATORY INCLUDED THE FULL-SCALE DYNAMIC TESTING OF BARRIERS ON CENTRAL RESERVE, GUIDE RAILS AND BRIDGE RAILS TO GIVE A FULLER UNDERSTNADING OF THE FORCES INVOLVED BETWEEN VEHICLE AND BARRIER DURING COLLISION. MATHEMATICAL MODELS FOR PREDICTING THE PERFORMANCE OF BARRIER DESIGNS HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED, AND PREDICTED PERFORMANCE HAS BEEN VERIFIED BY FULL-SCALE CRASH TESTS. /RRL/

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  • Authors:
    • McAlpin, George W
    • Graham, Malcolm D
    • Burnett, William C
    • McHenry, Raymond R
  • Publication Date: 1965

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 188-200
  • Monograph Title: Geometric design and barrier rails
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  • Accession Number: 00203200
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM