MASH TL-3 Evaluation of W-Beam Guardrail Median Barrier with Rub Rail

Report Number(s): 611971-03

Description: The test installation was W-beam guardrail sections mounted on each side of a single row of 6 ft-6 inch long W6×8.5 posts. The guardrail on each side was offset from the posts with 6-inch × 8-inch (nominal) × 14-inch timber blockouts. A rub rail fabricated from bent plate was attached to the posts on the impact side

Test Level: 3

Barrier Type: Gaurdrail

MASH Test Number: 3-10, 3-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Roadside Safety Research Program Pooled Fund

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Rail Type: W-Beam

Rail Thickness: 12-Gauge

Post Type: W6 x 8.5

Material: Steel

Post Spacing: 6' 3"

Blockout Type: Wood

Blockout Depth: 8"

Aesthetic: No

Special Configuration: Median

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Post Spacing: 75

Aesthetic: No

Scupper: No

Barrier Material: Steel