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Cover of Frangible Sign Supports: Part 1 - Recommended Procedures for Design, Testing, Installation and Maintenance; Part 2- State of the Art Review
Frangible Sign Supports: Part 1 - Recommended Procedures for Design, Testing, Installation and Maintenance; Part 2- State of the Art Review
  • Publication no: AP-R200-02
  • ISBN: 0 85588 614 5
  • Published: 1 January 2002
This report, the primary output from Austroads project N.RS.9810 "Standards for Frangible Sign Supports", aims to present uniform guidelines for the verification of the frangibility of sign post structures utilised within Australia. The document outlines crash testing guidelines for the structures, testing facilities, test vehicles, compliance details and reference to the in-service operation of such devices. In the development of the document, available literature on the topic was reviewed, criteria currently used in the assessment of frangibility was investigated, and details of current practice and designs within Australian road authorities were obtained. NCHRP 350 "Recommended Procedures for the Safety Performance Evaluation of Highway Features" (Ross et.al. 1993), outlines testing standards in the US and has formed the basis for the guidelines presented in this re
  • AP-R200/02 FRANGIBLE SIGN SUPPORTS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • CONTENTS
  • Part 1: Recommended Procedures for Design, Testing, Installation and Maintenance
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. SCOPE
  • 3. TEST PARAMETERS
  • 4. TEST CONDITIONS
  • 5. DATA ACQUISITION
  • 6. EVALUATION CRITERIA
  • 7. COMPUTER SIMULATION
  • 8. IMPLEMENTATION AND IN-SERVICE EVALUATION
  • 9. CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
  • REFERENCES
  • Part 2: State of the Art Review
  • 1. INTRODUCTION
  • 2. AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND PRACTICE
  • 3. INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE AND LITERATURE REVIEW
  • 4. Summary
  • 5. References
  • Appendix A: State Contacts
  • Appendix B: New South Wales Design
  • Appendix C: Queensland Design
  • Appendix D: South Australian Design
  • Appendix E: Tasmanian Design
  • Appendix F: Victorian Design
  • Appendix G: Western Australian Design