Asphalt Mixtures Reinforced with Aramid Fibers

Fiber additives in asphalt concrete mixtures purportedly increase the pavement layer’s resistance to rutting and thermal and fatigue cracking while increasing its structural capacity. Aramid fibers are a class of heat‐resistant strong synthetic fibers being incorporated in hot mix asphalt mixtures. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will employ aramid fibers to reinforce the hot mix asphalt surface mixture being used during a rehabilitation project.

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $175000
    • Contract Numbers:

      SPR 18‐559

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Managing Organizations:

      Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

      200 Mero Street
      Frankfort, KY  United States  40622
    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Kentucky, Lexington

      Kentucky Transportation Center
      College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
      Lexington, KY  United States  40506-0281
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ashurst, Kean

      Scully, Tim

    • Start Date: 20170701
    • Expected Completion Date: 20190630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Transportation, Planning, Research, and Development

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01675956
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: University of Kentucky, Lexington
    • Contract Numbers: SPR 18‐559
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Jul 24 2018 10:14AM