MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 122, 2017XI International Road Safety Seminar GAMBIT 2016
|Number of page(s)
|Safe road infrastructure
|10 August 2017
Identification and analysis of factors affecting the durability of steel road safety equipment
1 1Institute of Precision Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland
2 Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gdansk, Poland
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Factors affecting the durability and life of steel road safety equipment have been reviewed. Based on a literature review and own experience, the following factors have been identified: corrosion, mechanical damage and abrasion during usage and maintenance. Corrosion factors have the biggest impact. Preliminary studies on the annual corrosion losses of selected metals and atmospheric corrosion taking into account regional divisions and roadsides show that the current relations do not apply to immediate surroundings with air pollution emitted by road transport. More research is required on that matter. Local corrosion induced by mechanical damage (gravels, stones impacts) to protective coatings and its impact on steel road safety equipment’s durability have also been highlighted.
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