Identifier

etd-0623100-160338

Abstract

"The purpose of this project is to design a non-snagging guardrail post. The procedure will be to first develop a simple finite element (FE) model of a single post, wheel and suspension to explore the snag potential for some existing standard guardrail posts. The next step in the procedure will be to develop appropriate design changes that could prevent wheel snagging and investigate if they do by using a one-post sub-model. An attempt to validate the used material model for wood will also be done by comparison between laboratory tests and finite element simulations."

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Degree Name

MS

Department

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Project Type

Thesis

Date Accepted

2000-06-23

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Subjects

guardrail post, finite element analysis, snagging

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