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The Use of Glass Fibre Addition to Reinforce a Road Patch

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Woodside, Alan, Woodward, David and Graham, Andrew (2011) The Use of Glass Fibre Addition to Reinforce a Road Patch. In: 5th International Conference Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements, Thessaloniki, Greece. Unknown. 13 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

This paper summarizes a research project that investigated a pot-hole repair material that had glass fibres incorporated to improve the durability of the repair. As there is no standard method to evaluate pot-hole repair materials a new methodology called the Pothole Displacement Test was developed. The method involves making a base asphalt slab, creating a circular fracture to simulate a pot-hole and determining the resistance to loading of the applied pot-hole repair material. Using this methodology, the investigation suggests that the use of chopped glass fibres may significantly increase the life of a pot-hole or reinstatement repair.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
ID Code:19661
Deposited By:Dr David Woodward
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 15:02
Last Modified:23 Aug 2011 15:14

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