A laboratory study of bituminous mixes using a natural fibre

Kar, Debashish (2012) A laboratory study of bituminous mixes using a natural fibre. MTech thesis.



In the present study, an attempt has been made to study the effects of use of a naturally and locally available fibre called SISAL fibre is used as stabilizer in SMA and as an additive in BC. For preparation of the mixes aggregate gradation has been taken as per MORTH specification, binder content has been varied regularly from 4% to 7% and fibre content varied from 0% to maximum 0.5% of total mix. As a part of preliminary study, fly ash has been found to result satisfactory Marshall Properties and hence has been used for mixes in subsequent works. Using Marshall Procedure Optimum Fibre Content (OFC) for both BC and SMA mixes was found to be 0.3%. Similarly Optimum Binder Content (OBC) for BC and SMA were found to be 5% and 5.2% respectively. Then the BC and SMA mixes prepared at OBC and OFC are subjected to different performance tests like Drain down test, Static Indirect Tensile Strength Test and Static Creep Test to evaluate the effects of fibre addition on mix performance. It is concluded that addition of sisal fibre improve the mix properties like Marshall Stability, Drain down characteristics and indirect tensile strength in case of both BC and SMA mixes. Ii is observed that SMA is better than BC in respect of indirect tensile strength and creep characteristics.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bituminous Concrete (BC), Stone Matrix Asphalt (SMA), Sisal Fibre, Marshall Properties, Static Indirect Tensile Strength, Static Creep
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Materials Engineering
Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Transportation Engineering
Engineering and Technology > Civil Engineering > Pavement Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Civil Engineering
ID Code:4024
Deposited By:Mr. Debashish Kar
Deposited On:04 Jun 2012 15:42
Last Modified:14 Jun 2012 09:40
Supervisor(s):Panda, M

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