Investigation of the effect of aggregate on the performance of permeable concrete

Lian, Chunqi and Zhuge, Yan (2009) Investigation of the effect of aggregate on the performance of permeable concrete. In: Challenges, opportunities, and solutions in structural engineering and construction. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) / Balkema, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 505-510. ISBN 978-0-415-56809-8


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 the sake of controlling stormwater in an economical and friendly environmental way. Concrete as a construction material has been used in pavement surfaces since 1865 and during the past 20 years, permeable concrete developed into a subset of the broader family of pervious pavements. It is normally made of single sized aggregate bound together by Portland cement. Considering about influences of aggregate properties in the concrete compositions, different aggregate types and sizes were tried and their effects on the compressive strength and permeability of permeable concrete were investigated. The optimum aggregate for pervious concrete is consequently recommended.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK. Paper from: 5th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-5): Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions in Structural Engineering and Construction 2009. No part of this publication or the information contained herein may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording or otherwise, without written prior permission from the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 04:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: permeable concrete; pavement; structural strength; aggregate
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 87 Construction > 8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes > 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
D Environment > 96 Environment > 9609 Land and Water Management > 960999 Land and Water Management of Environments not elsewhere classified

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