MASH TL-3 Full Scale Crash Testing and Evaluation of Transition from 32-in Tall Weak Post Guardrail System to MGS Strong Post System

Report Number(s): 612051-4

Description: The test installation consisted of a weak post section, a strong post section, a transition section between the weak and strong post sections, and a terminal on each end. Posts in the weak post section (2-14) were 32 in to the top of W-beam, and posts in the strong post section (21-32) were 31 in to the top of W-beam. Posts 14-21 was transition section.

Test Level: 3

System Type: Guardrail to Guardrail

MASH Test Number: 3-20, 3-21

Proprietary/Non-proprietary: Non-proprietary

Pass/Fail: Pass

Evaluation: Full-Scale Crash Testing

Sponsor: Washington State Department of Transportation

Test Article Description

Transition Type: W-Beam

Nested: No

Rubrail: No

Rubrail Nested: No

Height: 32"

Top Rail Blockout Depth: 8"

Curb Present: No