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Use of Discrete Fiber in Road Construction

Added on: March 19th, 2012 by 2 Comments

New materials and construction techniques are required to provide Civil Engineering with alternatives to traditional road construction practices. Traditional techniques have not been able to bear the mixed traffic load for a long time. Therefore the pavement requires overlaying. To overcome this problem fiber inclusion in pavements is adopted nowadays. This paper highlights on the use of discrete fiber in road construction. Recently Geosynthetics have been used to reinforce and separate base course material for aggregate-surfaced roads and flexible pavements. Inclusion of discrete fibers increases shear strength and ductility.