The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) identified six transportation safety design issues that could benefit from further research. In conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), these were addressed as individual tasks in a pooled fund research project. The issues included full-scale crashing testing Jersey shaped barriers; evaluating one existing variant of the 32 inch Kansas corral railing; investigating failure modes of bridge railings and decks when thinner bridge decks are used; full-scale testing aluminum directional slip bases for small and medium size sign supports; investigating parapet orientation relative to the bridge deck or relative to a horizontal plane; and full-scale crash testing the F411 to TL-4 bridge railing.
For More InformationDean Alberson
Crashworthy Structures Program
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 458-3874 · fax (979) 845-6107