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December 15, 2016

“Cost Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Pavements” presented at the 2nd IRF Asia Regional Congress & Exhibition October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Synthetic fibers have recognized as a cost effective strategy when added to paving materials around the world. Fiber based asphalt pavement technologies generally require a larger initial investment than conventional asphalt concrete. However, benefits in long-term performance reduce the overall cost of the project when examined over its entire life cycle. The Mechanistic Empirical Pavement Design Guide (MEPDG) simulations showed that using the fiber-reinforced asphalt concrete (FRAC) significantly reduces the rehabilitation activities especially to mitigate alligator cracking such as crack sealing and patching when compared to conventional pavement. A Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) shows a nominal present net worth savings of approximately 17% with the FORTA fiber product.

 

See the full paper here: https://ncesmart.asu.edu/files/2017/01/Cost-Analysis-of-Fiber-Reinforced-Pavements.pdf