Evaluation of MASH TL-3 Transition Design with a Storm Drain – Crash Test of 1100C Vehicle (Small Car) (Task Order T1969-AG/ 619551)

 

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Final Report Link: Evaluation of MASH TL-3 Transition Design with a Storm Drain – Crash Test of 1100C Vehicle (Small Car)

 

TTI Research Supervisor: Akram Abu-Odeh Texas A&M Transportation Institute Texas A&M University System TAMU 3135 College Station, Texas 77843-3135 (979) 317-2682 [email protected] Pooled Fund Technical Representative: Derwood C. Sheppard, Jr., P.E. Design Standard Engineer FDOT Roadway Design Office Florida Department of Transportation 605 Suwannee Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-0450 (850) 414-4334 [email protected]

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the test reported herein was to assess the performance of the TL-3  Transition with Storm Drain Inlet according to the safety-performance evaluation guidelines included in the second edition of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware (MASH), The crash test was preformed in accordance with MASH Test 3-20:

  1. MASH Test 3-20: A 1100C vehicle weighing 2420 lb impacting the Longitudinal Barrier while travelling at 62 mi/h and 25 degrees.

This report provides details on the TL-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet, the crash tests and results, and the performance assessment of the TL-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet for MASH TL-3 Longitudinal Barrier evaluation criteria. The Tl-3 Transition with Storm Drain Inlet met the performance criteria for MASH Test 3-20 Longitudinal Barrier. The installation was developed and tested to MASH Test 3-21 in Test Report No. 615251-01.  


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2024-02-01 (Jan 2)