12-inch King MASH16 Composite Block on 31″ MGS
The test installation consisted of 162.5 ft of 12-gauge W-beam guardrail sections supported by 6-ft long W6×8.5steel posts, with aTxDOT Downstream AnchorTerminal (DAT)on each end, for a total length of 181.25 ft. The top of the W-beam guardrail was located 31 inches above grade, and the posts were spaced at 75 inches. The rails were held off the posts in the length of need with 12-inch King MASH16 composite blockouts and secured with 14-inch guardrail bolts and nuts.
Test Level: 3
Eligibility Letter: B-353
MASH Test Number: 3-10, 3-11
Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing
Sponsor: Trinity Highway Products, LLC.
Test Article Description
Rail Type: W-Beam
Rail Thickness: 12-Gauge
Post Type: W6 x 8.5
Post Total Length: 162.5 ft"
Post Spacing: 6' 3"
Blockout Type: Composite
Special Configuration: Composite blockout