Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

First Advisor

Omar G. Smadi

Second Advisor

Reginald R. Souleyrette

Third Advisor

David J. Plazak

Abstract

Agencies continue to search for ways to measure and improve pavement marking performance. With regard to measuring performance this research first conducted a comparative study on the pavement marking evaluation process through a comparison of subjective and objective pavement marking durability rating techniques. The subjective and objective performance evaluation processes reported slight differences. In an effort to address pavement marking quality and efficiencies during installation another study was conducted to develop a methodology for evaluating different bead guns used in the pavement marking application process. An experiment evaluated the performance of the bead guns at various speeds. The SpeedBeader(TM) application gun dispensed more beads than the Zero-Velocity(TM) prototype in most cases, however, the Zero-Velocity(TM) gun worked effectively to reduce bead roll.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16415

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Craig Michael Mizera

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453094

OCLC Number

244440696

ISBN

9780549541523

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

69 pages

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