Development of environmentally friendly and structural enhanced permeable concrete pavement material

Zhuge, Yan and Lian, Chunqi (2009) Development of environmentally friendly and structural enhanced permeable concrete pavement material. In: 2009 Southern Engineering Conference: Infrastructure Investment For a New Economy, 17-18 Oct 2009, Springfield, Qld, Australia.

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Presently natural resources are increasingly consumed due to rapid urbanization, so that various strategies are being investigated by engineers to protect and restore natural ecosystems all over the world. Permeable pavement, due to its high porosity and permeability, is considered as an alternative to traditional impervious hard pavements for controlling stormwater in an economical and friendly environmental way. Permeable concrete pavement normally made of single sized aggregate bound together by Portland cement, uses restrictedly as a pavement material for low traffic roads, due to its insufficient structural strength. Aimed at developing a new type of permeable concrete pavement with enhanced structural strength, various mix designs were attempted and their effects on the compressive strength and permeability of permeable concrete were investigated in this research. The optimum aggregate and mix components design were consequently recommended for structural enhanced permeable concrete.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ conference.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2011 09:28
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2014 09:04
Uncontrolled Keywords: permeable concrete; structural strength
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880106 Road Infrastructure and Networks

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