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|Title:||Concrete paving blocks : Facilities Engineering Applications Program (FEAP) Demonstration, FY89|
|Authors:||US Army Engineering and Housing Support Center.|
Anderton, Gary L.
Concrete paving block
|Publisher:||Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Technical report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-91-1.|
Abstract: This report documents a field demonstration of the construction of a concrete block pavement at Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. The block pavement was used to reconstruct a tank road intersection which was previously surfaced with unbound gravel and was suffering from continual maintenance problems. A general description and history of concrete paving blocks are provided, as well as detailed discussions of the design and construction techniques used for the demonstration project. The current Corps of Engineers Guide Specification for the construction of concrete block pavements is provided in Appendix C. By monitoring the performance of the block pavement, it was determined that the design and construction methods demonstrated by this study were valid. After 1 year of service, the block pavement continues to perform satisfactorily under daily tracked vehicle traffic. Concrete block pavements were proven as a viable pavement surfacing alternative for military tracked vehicles. Additional test sections and demonstration projects are proposed to validate the use of block pavements on airfields, port facilities, and motor pool areas.
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