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Title: Porous Portland cement concrete : the state of the art
Authors: United States. Federal Aviation Administration. Systems Research and Development Service.
Monahan, Alfred.
Keywords: Concrete technology
Porous concrete
Portland cements
State-of-the-art study
Porous pavement
Lightweight concrete
Publisher: Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; SL-81-10.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This study investigates the current state of the art relating to the production and use of those porous portland cement concretes that may be suitable for the construction of porous portland cement friction courses. Porous concretes produced by gap grading or elimination of the fine aggregate fraction were found to have been used in both pavement and nonpavement applications with varied degrees of success. Nonpavement applications discussed include: porous draintiles and drains, porous concrete floors in greenhouses, and a porous concrete blanket placed on an earthfill dam. Pavement applications discussed include: a no-fines pavement layer, porous portland cement concrete pavements, and porous pavement edge drains or porous hard shoulders. Evidence as to the suitability of porous portland cement concretes for the construction of porous portland cement friction courses is inconclusive. The successful use of porous concretes in other pavement applications does, however, suggest that porous concretes may be useful in the construction of friction courses.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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