Principal Investigator: John Rohde
Sponsors & Partners
Midwest States APT Pooled Fund Program
Mid-America Transportation Center
Brief Project Description & Background
Development of optimized foundation systems for high tension cable guardrails.
These cable guardrail systems are the first to depend on soil properties to maintain their redirective capability. This project will develop design tools to optimize construction and maintenance costs.
Tension loss in these systems has large potential effects of safety as well as increased maintenance costs. Optimized foundation design will provide the States with tools to assure safety while minimizing costs.