Applicability of no-fines concrete as a road pavement

Harber, Paul James (2005) Applicability of no-fines concrete as a road pavement. [USQ Project] (Unpublished)


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Considerable research has been conducted on environmentally sustainable
development. This has lead to the use of no-fines concrete in place of
conventional concrete and asphalt surfaces. This material dramatically reduces
environmental degradation and the negative effects associated with urban sprawl.
No-fines concrete has been used as an effective method for treating and reducing
negative environmental impacts.
Problems plagued the initial development, with the pores becoming clogged and
stopping the water from passing through, causing ponding and reducing the skid
resistance of the road surface. The second problem was concerned with the
unsightly ravelling that occurs on the surface shortly after construction and the
unsafe perception that this creates.

This thesis analyses the effectiveness of no-fines concrete in pavement
applications. This was achieved by analysing the properties and characteristics of
no-fines concrete. The performance of no-fines concrete was compared with a
concrete sample that is comparable to the material used for the construction of
conventional concrete road pavements.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: no-fines concrete, surface, footpaths, road pavement
Fields of Research (FoR): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090507 Transport Engineering

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