Full-Scale 18,000 lb. Vehicle Crash Test on the Kansas 32 inch Corral Rail
James Holloway, Brian Pfeifer, Ronald Faller, Edward Post
One full-scale crash test was conducted on the Kansas 32 in. Corral Rail. Test KSCR-1 was conducted with an 18,040 lb. test vehicle at 15 degrees and 51.5 mph. The point of impact was located midway between the fourth and fifth posts relative to the upstream end. The post spacing was 10 ft - 0 in. The installation was 100 ft long and was constructed with a simulated bridge deck. The test was evaluated according to the safety criteria in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 230 and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials "Guide Specifications for Bridge Railings", 1989. The safety performance of the Kansas 32 in. Corral Rail was determined to be satisfactory.
Highway Safety, Roadside Safety, Crash Test, Corral Rail, Bridge Railing, Concrete, NCHRP 230, Compliance Test, Longitudinal Barrier