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Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts

Charles J. Gatchell

Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts

by Charles J. Gatchell

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Published by Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station in Upper Darby, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Roads -- Guard fences -- Testing

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Charles J. Gatchell and Jarvis D. Michie.
    SeriesResearch paper NE -- 311.
    ContributionsMichie, Jarvis Dale.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination20 p. :
    Number of Pages20
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17615992M
    OCLC/WorldCa1194249

    WSDOT states that typical per linear foot bid pricing in of installed guardrail systems were $ for wood post and $ for steel post guardrail systems. This indicates an increased cost for steel posts of $ per foot or $ per post and block set (at feet spacing). A series of static load tests were conducted on timber and steel posts embedded 18 in., 24 in., 30 in., and 38 in. in two different soils to determine the effects of post type, soil conditions, and embedment depth on the amount of energyFile Size: 2MB.

      The dynamic response performance of the posts is determined using pendulum impact tests. Static cantilever bending tests have shown that recycled posts are more flexible than conventional wood and steel posts; however, the ultimate load capacities for several recycled posts are comparable to that of conventional posts. Guardrail Post Determines the Barrier's Impact Performance. Guardrail post, as a holder of highway guardrails, generally determines the barrier's performance during collisions. The guardrail posts we supply are well designed and made of high quality steel, .

    Nondestructive Evaluation of Timber Highway Guardrail Posts. James P. Wacker1, Xiping Wang2, David E. Kretschmann3, Douglas R. Rammer4. ABSTRACT: Timber post guardrail systems have been utilized in several regions of the U.S. due to their beneficial energy absorbing characteristics during vehicle impacts. These posts are not routinely inspected and replacementAuthor: James P. Wacker, Xiping Wang, David E. Kretschmann, Douglas R. Rammer. The steel post types can be C posts, U posts, Sigma post and so on. Safety Guardrail Safety guardrails is mainly used for separating and defining aisle ways, large work areas, walkways and inside loading docks is always a challenge for industrial engineers, plant .


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Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts by Charles J. Gatchell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Impact strength characteristics of southern pine, red oak, and steel highway guardrail posts were evaluated in destructive impact testing with a 4,pound pendulum at Cited by: 1. Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts Author: Charles J Gatchell ; Jarvis Dale Michie ; Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.) ; United States.

Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts / By Charles J. Gatchell and Jarvis Dale. Michie. Abstract. Mode of access: Internet Topics: Roads Author: Charles J. Gatchell and Jarvis Dale.

Michie. Örnek et al.: Soil based design of highway guardrail post depths using pendulum impact tests three different soil conditions, namely hard, medium hard and soft soil.

A pendulum device is used to perform dynamic impact tests on C type (Cx60x4), H type (Hx90x6) and S type (Sx50x) posts. Seven diffe. The response of a G4 (1S) strong post steel w-beam guardrail system to pendulum impacts has been investigated in a series of full-size physical tests and in simulated experiments using the explicit finite-element analysis code DYNA3D.

The physical tests were conducted at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory at the Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center of the Federal Highway Administration.

EXPERIMENTATION PROCEDURE. The test apparatus and procedures were designed to subject specimens to a loading similar to that induced in highway guardrail posts when the guardrail system is hit by a. typical passenger car. The test program was composed of four wood species and two steel post shapes.

The dynamic response performance of the posts is determined using pendulum impact tests. Static cantilever bending tests have shown that recycled posts are more flexible than conventional wood and steel posts; however, the ultimate load capacities for several recycled posts are comparable to that of conventional posts.

Pendulum test results Cited by: 8. full-scale crash testing for acceptance of guardrail systems. These documents include other acceptable load testing methods (e.g., impact tests based on pendulum devices) as well.

The test procedures are an alternative to the use of analytical methods for configuring. guardrail with missing blockouts could be determined. Pendulum testing Three pendulum tests were conducted at the Federal Out-door Impact Laboratory (FOIL) using a kg ( lb) pendulum as part of a larger test series to assess the perfor-mance of damaged guardrail [5].

These tests were intendedFile Size: KB. Barriers & Rails > Guard Rail Systems > Highway Guard Rail. Highway Style Guard Rail Protect structures and equipment from dangerous collisions Get Quote "Choose flared ends if you need more impact deflection, and round ends if you have heavy pedestrian traffic to protect against cuts or torn clothing.

Choose in-ground post mounting for. Rectangular Impact Face. Breakaway steel posts at #1 and #2, standard posts 3 and beyond. *Fuel tank (or surrogate) damage was reported in one or more crash tests. Impact head with locking bar to lock cables into place.

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modified G4(1S) steel post guardrail and the G4(2W) wood post guardrail, the threshold of damage that constitutes the need for repair is essentially the same for both systems; thus the relative repair thresholds defined by et al.

in NCHRP Report are considered valid for both systems and are adopted here. Such knot-associated grain distortion should not exceed one-third the width of the tension face. A series of pendulum tests on two typical guardrail posts installed in five different soil types was performed by Calcote, et al.

() of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in File Size: 2MB. This study applied the finite element code LS-DYNA for evaluating the safety performance of an AG A-type barrier, 6,7 which was designed using three post spacing and various rail heights, when impacted by a kg small passenger car (TB11 test).

Eight crash test simulations were conducted to assess the crashworthiness of the AG barrier according to the European standard Cited by: 2. Pendulum tests on two guardrail posts installed in five different soil types are discussed. The purpose of the tests was to determine post property variations as a function of soil conditions.

Properties of Guardrail Posts for Various Soil Types L. Calcote and C. Kimball, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, Texas Pendulum tests on two typical guardrail posts installed in five different soil types are discussed.

The purpose of the tests was to determine post property variations as a function of soil conditions. Alberson, D.C., Menges, W.L., and Schoeneman, S.K.

NCHRP report test on the G4 guardrail with Amity re-cycled plastic posts and wood blockout. GSI carries an extensive inventory of highway guardrail products including 10 gauge and 12 gauge material. We stock curved guardrail from 5' to 60' radii, a wide variety of terminal end conditions including SGTs, and a wide variety of steel and timber posts for state and non-state use.

Some states use 8-inch round posts for w-beam guardrail, but there is not sufficient performance information to offer a recommendation on whether they may be substituted for steel or rectangular wood posts. Some proprietary guardrail and cable barrier posts have also been shown to be interchangeable with the generic posts.

Gatchell, Charles J.: Pendulum impact tests of wooden and steel highway guardrail posts / (Upper Darby, Pa.: Forest Service, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, ), also by Jarvis Dale Michie (page images at HathiTrust) Gatchell, Charles J.

Pendulum Impact Testing of Steel W-Beam Guardrail, FOIL Test Numbers: 94PP, 94P, and 94P This contains the test results from a series of seven pendulum impact tests conducted at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL) pendulum facility located at the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) in McLean, VA.Guardrail Posts Thunderbolt Wood Treating is a top producer of CalTrans Guardrail and other state and county guardrail quality post systems.

In traffic engineering, highway guardrail may prevent an errant vehicle from impacting roadside obstacles which may be either man-made (sign structures, culvert inlets, utility poles) or natural (trees, rock croppings), running off the road /5(2).and Steel Highway Guardrail Posts.

NE 20 p. Pendulum Impact Tests of Wooden USDA Forest Service,Research Paper (23) Hunt, G. M. and G. A. Garratt. Wood Preservation. McGraw-Hill Book Company. p. (24) Keeton, J. R.

Dynamic Properties of Small, Clear Specimens of Structural-Grade Timber. Technical Report R