Nu-Guard® 31

Report Number(s): NA

Description: The test installation was comprised of a 31-inch tall W-beam guardrail system utilizing 78-inch long, 4 lb/ft NuGuard"' guardrail posts (posts 3-28) with a 9 ft-4Vi inches long TxDOT Downstream Anchor Terminal (DAT-14) on each end, for a total installation length of 181 ft-3 inches. Posts 3 to 28 were equally spaced at 6 ft-3 inches. Standard 12-gauge W-beam guardrail (type RWM04a) was used in the system, and guardrail splices were located mid-span between every other post.

Test Level: 3

Eligibility Letter: b-288

MASH Test Number: 3-10, 3-11

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Nucor Steel Marion, Inc.

Test Article Description

Height: 31"

Rail Type: W-Beam

Rail Thickness: 12-Gauge

Post Type: Nu-Guard Guardrail post

Material: Steel

Post Total Length: 78"

Post Spacing: 6' 3"

Blockout Type: None

Aesthetic: No

Application: Other

Special Configuration: None