Properties of Asphalt Mixtures Containing Various Fibers

    Volume 40, Issue 5 (September 2012)

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    CODEN: JTEOAD

    Published Online: 1 August 2012

    Page Count: 7


    Ye, Qunshan
    Changsha Univ. of Science and Technology, Changsha,

    Guan, Hongxin
    Changsha Univ. of Science and Technology, Changsha,

    (Received 15 March 2012; accepted 21 May 2012)

    Abstract

    The effects of fiber modifiers on the performance of asphalt mixtures were investigated. Cellulose fiber, polyester fiber, and basalt mineral fiber were adopted as modifiers, and the dynamic modulus test, indirect tension fatigue test, and wheel track test were conducted in order to study the properties of asphalt mixtures containing various fibers. The test results indicate that the viscoelastic property of asphalt mixtures can be improved by the addition of fiber modifiers, which resulted in an increase of the dynamic modulus and a reduction in the phase angle. Dynamic modulus master curves also confirmed that fiber addition caused a general increase in the dynamic modulus for all mixtures evaluated within the range of the loading frequency, especially at low frequencies. The fatigue property and rutting resistance of fiber modified asphalt mixtures could be enhanced significantly.


    Paper ID: JTE20120066

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120066

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