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Title: Brick paving systems in expeditionary environments : laboratory testing
Authors: United States. Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency.
Bell, Haley P., 1982-
Keywords: Absorption
Brick paver
Brick paving
Compressive strength
Face brick
LA abrasion
Specific gravity
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL TR ; 11-8.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Personnel of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center were tasked by Headquarters, Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency to determine the feasibility of using common or face brick as an alternative to concrete or asphalt paving for low-volume roads in expeditionary environments. Paving materials and equipment can be scarce in these areas, so the use of recycled brick from existing infrastructure may provide a local resource for constructing pavements suitable for meeting the military's mission requirements. A series of laboratory tests, including compressive strength, absorption, Los Angeles abrasion, and specific gravity, were conducted on selected face brick. The laboratory test results indicated that some of the face bricks were more durable than, or at least as durable as, brick pavers. This report provides a literature review defining brick characteristics, recommended durability testing, and common occurrences of using brick for roads along with the procedures and results of the laboratory testing. Recommendations for continuing the study through the use of a full-scale test section are also provided.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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