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Development of Paint Stripe Testing Protocol

Abstract Nighttime visibility of pavement markings is provided by glass beads embedded into the striping surface. The glass beads take light from the vehicle headlamps and reflect it back to the driver. This phenomenon is known as retroreflection. Literature suggests that the amount of the bead embedded into the striping surface has a profound impact on the intensity of the retroreflected light. In order to gain insight into how the glass beads provide retroreflection, an experiment was carried out to produce paint stripes with glass beads and measure the retroreflection. Samples were created at various application rates and embedment depths, in an attempt to verify the optimal embedment and observe the effect of application rate on retroreflection.... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Stevens, Ryan David (Author) / Underwood, Shane (Advisor) / Kaloush, Kamil E (Committee member) / Mamlouk, Michael S (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Beads / Glass / Retroreflectivity / Striping / Traffic
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 112 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Civil Engineering 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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