MASH Testing of Pinned Temporary Concrete Barrier on Concrete Pavement (610231-01)


MASH Test 3-11 on F-Shape Portable Concrete Barrier Pinned to Concrete

TTI Research Supervisor:
Nauman M. Sheikh, P.E.
Associate Research Engineer
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
TAMU 3135
College Station, Texas 77843-3135
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Pooled Fund Technical Representative:
Kurt Brauner, P.E.
Bridge Engineer Manager
Louisiana Transportation Center
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Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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The objective of this research was to evaluate the MASH Test Level 3 (TL-3) performance of an F-shape Portable Concrete Barrier (PCB) pinned to concrete. The barrier was installed with a 9-inch offset from the edge of an 8-inch thick unreinforced concrete pavement.

This report provides details of the F-shape PCB pinned to concrete, detailed documentation of the crash test results, and an assessment of the performance of the PCB per MASH Test 3-11 evaluation criteria.

The MASH Test 3-11 was performed with a 2270P test vehicle impacting the barrier at a target impact speed and angle of 62 mi/h and 25°, respectively.  The F-shape PCB pinned to the 8-inch thick unreinforced concrete pavement, with a 9-inch offset from the edge of the pavement, performed acceptably for MASH Test 3-11 for longitudinal barriers.