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Development and MASH TL-4 Evaluation of TxDOT Rubber Mounted Single Slope Barrier

Project performed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.Read Full Article →

ASTM E1300 Uniform Load Strength Reduction Factor not Required for Ceramic Enameled Glass

Results of highly publicized testing have shown that in some cases, the mean strength of freshly manufactured ceramic enameled glass is less than the mean strength of analogous uncoated glass.Read Full Article →

Development of a General Procedure to Evaluate the Probability of Breakage for Glass Plates in Insulating Glass Units Due to Thermal Stresses Induced by Solar Irradiance

Over the past several years, there has been a significant increase in the number of glass plate breakages caused by thermally induced stress due to exposure to solar irradiance. Glass plate breakage that is caused by thermal stress has become one of the leading issues that the architectural glass industry faces.Read Full Article →

Best Practices for Barrier Protection of Bridge Ends

A general problem occurs at many bridge locations along highways where the required length of need for bridge approach rails cannot be met within the existing right-of-way limits. These conflicts occur when existing driveways, roads, or other objects are within the ROW. It is not unusual to have less than 15 feet length between the end of the bridg...

Design and Finite Element Analysis of Single Slope Median Wall for Grade Separation

This research explored a design option of median barrier for use as grade separation on split level highways. Such type of barrier needs to provide design and construction flexibility as shoulder elevations vary along the roadway, and also perform as a retaining wall. Read Full Article →

Development and Testing of a Non-Pinned Low-Profile End Treatment

Project performed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.Read Full Article →

Collision Loads on Bridge Piers: Phase 2. Report of Guidelines for Designing Bridge Piers and Abutments for Vehicle Collisions. 9-4973-2

Project performed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.Download For More Info →

Analysis of Large Truck Collisions with Bridge Piers: Phase 1. Report of Guidelines for Designing Bridge Piers and Abutments for Vehicle Collisions

Project performed in cooperation with the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. Read Full Article →

Development of a Procedure to Evaluate the Shear Modulus of Laminated Glass Interlayers

A Thesis by MICHAEL SCOTT BRACKINRead Full Article →