TTI Research Supervisor: Akram Abu-Odeh, Ph.D. Research Scientist Texas A&M Transportation Institute TAMU 3135 College Station, Texas 77843-3135 (979) 862-3379 [email protected]
Pooled Fund Technical Representative: Joe Hall, P.E., P.S. Technical Policy QA/QC Engineer Value Engineering Coordinator West Virgina Division of Highways 1334 Smith Street Charleston, WV 25305-0430 (304) 414-6442 [email protected]
The purpose of this research was to develop and evaluate a guardrail system to be placed with a 1H:1V slope. The structural capacity and the occupant risk factors of such proposed guardrail system were evaluated with respect to MASH TL-3 criteria. A W-beam guardrail system was tested under MASH TL 3-10 criteria, and based on the test result, more stiffness was desired. The 1100C vehicle impacted the guardrail on 1H:1V slope 31.5 inches upstream of post 14 at an impact speed of 63.9 mi/h and an impact angle of 25.2 degrees. Due to rollover of the 1100C vehicle, the guardrail on 1H:1V slope did not perform acceptably for MASH Test 3-10 for longitudinal barriers.