Fiber reinforced asphalt concrete: Performance tests and pavement design consideration

Kamil Kaloush, B. S. Underwood, W. A. Zeiada, J. Stempihar

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Abstract

This paper highlights findings from several research studies on Fiber Reinforced Asphalt Concrete (FRAC) mixtures. The fibers are a blend of polypropylene and aramid fibers. The reinforcing strength contribution of fibers was evident in several mechanical tests. Flexural and fracture tests also indicated that the FRAC mixture is better able to resist the development and propagation of cracks when compared to the control mixture. The stiffness properties also showed that the FRAC mixture will provide better rutting and fatigue cracking resistance. Recommendations on the use of FRAC mixture moduli and/or structural layer coefficients in pavement design analysis are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages313-318
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781138028661
StatePublished - 2015
Event6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: Jun 10 2015Jun 12 2015

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Other6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015
CountryGreece
CityThessaloniki
Period6/10/156/12/15

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Kaloush, K., Underwood, B. S., Zeiada, W. A., & Stempihar, J. (2015). Fiber reinforced asphalt concrete: Performance tests and pavement design consideration. In Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements VI - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, ICONFBMP 2015 (pp. 313-318). CRC Press/Balkema.