Comparison of Pavement ME Predicted Performance between Control and Fiber-Reinforced Asphalt Mixtures

Ali Raza Khan, Ayyaz Fareed, Abdelrahman Ali, Harshdutta Pandya, Yusuf Mehta

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The addition of fibers to asphalt mixtures has the potential to improve the resistance of asphalt mixtures. However, the impact of different fiber types and binder grades on the performance (rutting, cracking, and fatigue) of fiber-reinforced asphalt concrete (FRAC) is unknown. This study aims to predict the pavement performance of control and FRAC [carbon, fiberglass, basalt, and polyolefin/Aramid (PFA)] mixtures for warm (New Jersey) and cold (Minnesota) climates using AASHTOWare Pavement ME software (PMED). Laboratory-measured dynamic complex modulus |E*| and data for PG76-22 and PG58-28. Prediction analysis showed that the PFA mix is 8% and 13% more effective in rutting for NJ and MN regions, respectively. Based on the critical distresses (rutting and bottom-up fatigue cracking), the structural layer coefficients are in the range of 0.44 to 0.48 for the MN region; however, for the NJ region, the range is from 0.44 to 0.60. Although FRAC mixtures are expansive, lower thickness, and performance enhancement assure their economic benefits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTesting and Characterization of Pavement Materials
EditorsNavneet Garg, Amit Bhasin, Julie M. Vandenbossche
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784484913
StatePublished - 2023
Externally publishedYes
Event2023 International Conference on Airfield and Highway Pavements - Austin, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2023Jun 17 2023

Publication series

NameAirfield and Highway Pavements 2023: Design, Construction, Condition Evaluation, and Management of Pavements - Selected Papers from the International Airfield and Highway Pavements Conference 2023


Conference2023 International Conference on Airfield and Highway Pavements
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction


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