Evaluation of cracking performance of fiber reinforced and polymer enhanced microsurfacing mixtures using conventional asphalt laboratory testing

George Shackil, Yusuf Mehta, Ahmed Saidi, Ayman Ali, Daniel Offenbacker

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Abstract

This study evaluated the potential for improving the cracking resistance of microsurfacing mixtures using polymer and fiber additions. Three mixtures were evaluated in this study: a fiber reinforced mixture using 1/4″ glass fibers, a polymer (SBR) enhanced emulsion, and a mixture using a combination of polymer and fibers. The polymer enhanced samples and the combination samples showed improvements for the Texas Overlay Tester and the Semi-Circular Bend Test. The greatest improvements in performance for the Texas Overlay Tester were obtained from the polymer enhanced sample, whereas the greatest improvements in the Semi-Circular Bend Test were obtained from the combination samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number124524
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume307
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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