Optimized Adhesive Performance in Electronic Transportation Sign Construction

The ultimate objective of this project is to provide comprehensive knowledge of structural behavior of Dynamic Message Signs (DMSs) with adhesive bonding. To that end, the authors will conduct the following: 1) the effects of adhesive and environmental characteristics on joint performance of adhesive-based specimens will be studied; 2) the structural performance of DMSs with chemical adhesive joints will be examined; and 3) the optimized adhesive performance in terms of fatigue life and strength will be determined. It is hoped that outcomes from this project will aid transportation engineers and agencies in taking advantage of adhesive joints in future DMSs and the associated reasonable cost of production and high water permeability resistance at the joints.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $176872
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108
  • Project Managers:

    Tolliver, Denver

  • Performing Organizations:

    South Dakota State University, Brookings

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 2219
    Brookings, SD  United States  57007
  • Principal Investigators:

    Seo, Junwon

  • Start Date: 20180103
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20211209
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-563

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01656350
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RIP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2018 3:35PM