The Modified Eccentric Loader Terminal (MELT) is designed to provide a soft gating impact to prevent the end rail from spearing an impacting vehicle. The MELT terminal is installed on a parabolic offset with rails not bolted to posts to minimise the potential for vehicle penetration.
The MELT also introduces tensile and flexural strength necessary to ensure redirection performance of the length-of-need section.
The end of the MELT is curved away from the tra c face and a bu ered end section is installed to prevent spearing. Diaphragm plates in the bu ered end section help maintain the bulb shape during impact. To further impede spearing, the rail is not bolted to posts 2 through 6. This allows the rail to bend and fold during impact.