Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts

Dean L. Sicking, Robert W. Bielenberg, John R. Rohde, John D. Reid, Ron Faller, Karla A. Polivka

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This paper presents findings of an investigation of the safety performance of culvert safety grates when installed on slopes as steep as 3:1, as recommended by the AASHTO Roadside Design Guide (RDG). LS-DYNA modeling was used to identify critical impact conditions for roadside culvert grates installed on 3:1 slopes. Two full-scale vehicle crash tests were conducted under the guidelines of NCHRP Report 350 on a 6.4- × 6.4-m (21-×21-ft) culvert safety grate Installed on a 3:1 slope. The full-scale crash tests demonstrated that the AASHTO RDG recommended safety grates provide acceptable safety performance when installed on 3:1 slopes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-73
Number of pages7
JournalTransportation Research Record
Issue number2060
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Sicking, D. L., Bielenberg, R. W., Rohde, J. R., Reid, J. D., Faller, R., & Polivka, K. A. (2008). Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts. Transportation Research Record, (2060), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.3141/2060-08

Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts. / Sicking, Dean L.; Bielenberg, Robert W.; Rohde, John R.; Reid, John D.; Faller, Ron; Polivka, Karla A.

In: Transportation Research Record, No. 2060, 01.12.2008, p. 67-73.

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Sicking, DL, Bielenberg, RW, Rohde, JR, Reid, JD, Faller, R & Polivka, KA 2008, 'Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts', Transportation Research Record, no. 2060, pp. 67-73. https://doi.org/10.3141/2060-08
Sicking DL, Bielenberg RW, Rohde JR, Reid JD, Faller R, Polivka KA. Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts. Transportation Research Record. 2008 Dec 1;(2060):67-73. https://doi.org/10.3141/2060-08
Sicking, Dean L. ; Bielenberg, Robert W. ; Rohde, John R. ; Reid, John D. ; Faller, Ron ; Polivka, Karla A. / Safety grates for cross-drainage culverts. In: Transportation Research Record. 2008 ; No. 2060. pp. 67-73.
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