The purpose of this research was to investigate a ceramic material (a silicate cement) as a potential road striping material. Literature surveys showed that the ceramic material should have good bonding characteristics. It should adhere well to both the glass beads (for reflectivity) and to the concrete surface of the road. After initial testing and composition studies, a cement composition was selected for flexural strength testing to observe the curing behavior of the ceramic and for glass bead adhesion studies. The preliminary studies demonstrated the need for proper control of the setting rate of the ceramic. The flexural testing displayed the ceramic materials capability to withstand relatively high pressures. Glass bead adhesion studies proved that the ceramic material adheres well to the glass beads since the bead loss percentages ranged between 2.9-3.9%. Future studies would include the comparison of the reflectivity of the ceramic road striping material to reflective paint and reflective sheet at the Florida D.O.T. light tunnel.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Southeastern Transportation Center (STC Project No. 23385-020) through US DOT grant the NC Institution Transportation, Research & Education Gorman Gilbert, Project Director.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    Grinter Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611

    North Carolina State University, Raleigh

    Institute for Transportation Research and Education, Centennial Campus, 909 Capability Drive
    Raleigh, NC  United States  27695
  • Authors:
    • Beatty, C L
    • Rhodes, J
  • Publication Date: 1996-3-31


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724692
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: 23385-020
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 16 1996 12:00AM