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UDK: 624.09:351.785
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Published: Građevinar 63 (2011) 12
Paper type: Professional paper
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Bridge guardrails

Zlatko Šavor, Vlatko Grgić, Ana Mandić Ivanković

Abstract

According to new European guidelines for selection of bridge guardrails, it is necessary to consider not only the vehicle containment criterion, but also the impact on vehicle users, and deformation to the vehicle containment system. Impact protection criteria and guardrail selection guidelines are presented. The procedure for defining an average vehicle impact force is given based on the required containment level testing and guardrail deformation level. The effects registered on the old Rječina bridge and the new Rječina bridge are compared.

Keywords
bridge, guardrail, vehicle containment, vehicle impact, protection criteria, guardrail deformation

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Šavor, Z., Grgić, V., Mandić Ivanković, A.: Bridge guardrails, GRAĐEVINAR, 63 (2011) 12

OR:

Šavor, Z., Grgić, V., Mandić Ivanković, A. (2011). Bridge guardrails, GRAĐEVINAR, 63 (12)
Authors:
Zlatko Savor WEB
Zlatko Šavor
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering

Vlatko Grgić
Ana WEB2
Ana Mandić Ivanković
University of Zagreb,
Faculty of Civil Engineering