Investigation of the effect of various additives on the strength of environmentally friendly permeable concrete

Zhuge, Yan (2010) Investigation of the effect of various additives on the strength of environmentally friendly permeable concrete. In: 2010 Southern Region Engineering Conference (SREC 2010), 11-12 Nov 2010, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Over recent years the development of one Water Sensitive Urban Design technology, known as permeable pavement has been researched to potentially eliminate the majority of runoff issues associated with road surfaces. Permeable pavements perform the dual functions of supporting
traffic and of stormwater management. This paper aims to
develop a new type of permeable concrete pavement material
with enhanced compressive strength while maintaining its
permeability. A series of laboratory testing have been conducted to evaluate the structural strength and permeability of various mixture designs of permeable concrete. The effects of adding different supplementary additives as well as applying two different layers have been discussed in details. The additives used in this project are silica fume, fly ash, and polymers. The
associated failure pattern with each different mix design has also been discussed.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 02:41
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: permeable concrete; compressive strength; additives; silica fume; fly ash; environmental friendly; pavement
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090701 Environmental Engineering Design
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering

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