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Impact tests (Gbgn)

Scope Note
For vehicular impact tests, use Crash Tests.
Definition
Vehicular impact tests by which the structural and safety performance of roadside barriers and other highway appurtenances may be determined. Three evaluation criteria are considered: structural adequacy, impact severity, and vehicular post-impact trajectory. (Source: AASHTO Glossary)
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Shock tests
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Mechanical tests (Gbg)
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