Effect of Basalt Fiber Surface Silane Coupling Agent Coating on Fiber-Reinforced Asphalt: From Macro-Mechanical Performance to Micro-Interfacial Mechanism

The main goal of the authors' work was to study mechanism of interfacial adhesion between basalt fiber and asphalt. Solution of silane coupling agent (2.5 wt%, KH-550) was used to modify fiber surface. Modified fibers were then used for fiber-reinforced asphalt fabrication with different fiber concentrations (0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 wt%). Samples were analyzed by DMA, DSR, EDS, ESEM, ACAM and FTIR. Treatment with KH-550 resulted in fibers with rough surface and weak hydrophilicity. It also increased surface area of fibers, improved their compatibility with asphalt and enhanced their chemical bonding with asphalt, all of which resulted in overall increase of mechanical performance of asphalt. The authors' research provides foundation for fiber surface modification for applications in road pavement engineering.


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  • Accession Number: 01677103
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 18 2018 10:05AM