Journal of Multi Disciplinary Engineering Technologies, Vol. 14, Issue 2
Paper Title: EFFECT OF FORTA AND BANANA FIBERS ON SMA MIXES
Authors: Jyoti Arora, Mayank Grover, Kartik Aggarwal
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Abstract: Stone Mastic Asphalt is a stone to stone like structures like skeleton of aggregates, joined mutually via asphalt or mastic which is actually higher binder substance to the normal asphalt, filler plus fiber are added to reduce the drain down of asphalt. In this study Forta fiber and Banana fibers are added to the SMA Mix with 0.3% of total weight of the mix for reducing the drain down of asphalt. From the result it is found that SMA Mix with Forta fiber gives significant higher strength compared to banana fiber. Because the Optimum Binder Content of Forta fiber mix is 6% & the Stability at OBC is 15.119 kN, and for Banana fiber mix the OBC is 6.1% & stability at OBC is 12.7 kN.