This paper has a two-fold purpose. First, it puts forward a simple yet basic explanation as to how the initiation of "chipping" failure in a reflectorized road-marking material is associated with the presence of the glass beads in the composite system. Secondly, it suggests that there may be an optimum bead content and gradation from the point of view of the durability of a road marking, and that this optimum could possibly be different from the optimum for reflectivity. Photographic evidence obtained with the scanning electron microscope is presented in support of the above main theses. Suggestions are made regarding further research needs in this area. /AUTHOR/

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    Institution of Highway Engineers

    27 Earl Street
    Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • CABRERA, J G
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 21-24
  • Serial:
    • Highway Engineer
    • Volume: 20
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Whitehall Press Limited
    • ISSN: 0306-6452

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 29 1975 12:00AM