DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH TO HIGHWAY BARRIER DESIGN AND EVALUATION

SEVERAL AGENCIES HAVE INVESTIGATED THE PROTECTION OFFERED BY EXISTING BARRIER SYSTEMS AND THE CAPABILITIES OF NEW DESIGNS. THE MAJORITY OF SUCH STUDIES HAVE INVOLVED EITHER STATIC OR DYNAMIC TESTING OF BARRIER COMPONENTS, MODEL BARRIER TESTS OR FULL- SCALE TESTS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION WAS TO REVIEW THE EXISTING INFORMATION, DEVELOP A RATIONAL METHOD OF EVALUATING BARRIER PERFORMANCE, AND VERIFY THE PREDICTED VEHICLE REACTION WITH FULL-SCALE TESTS. DURING THIS STUDY MATHEMATICAL MODELS WERE DEVELOPED TO DESCRIBED THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN APPLIED HORIZONTAL LOAD AND THE RESULTING LATERAL DEFLECTION FOR THREE GENERAL CLASSES OF HIGHWAY BARRIERS. VEHICLE TRAJECTORY, DURING IMPACT WITH A BARRIER, WAS THEN PREDICTED BY A FORTH MATHEMATICAL MODEL. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • RR-63-2
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Public Works

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  • Publication Date: 1963-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 304 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 15

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00203681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res Proj
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 17 1973 12:00AM