A Simple and Nondestructive Evaluation Method to Achieve High-Quality Pervious Concrete Pavement Installations

Project Details
STATE

WA

SOURCE

RMC

START DATE

02/01/18

END DATE

12/31/20

RESEARCHERS

Somayeh Nassiri

SPONSORS

RMC Foundation, Washington DOT

KEYWORDS

Compaction, pavement, PCP, Pervious Concrete, Testing

Project description

In the absence of a standard quality-control method for compaction of pervious concrete pavements (PCP), frequent subpar installations negatively impact the market and limit PCP usage. In this project, we will conduct field testing of PCPs and laboratory testing of collected specimens to identify a nondestructive, simple, and reliable in-situ test to control the quality of PCP jobs by lightweight deflectometer testing. The results of field testing will be extended beyond quality-control purposes to obtain in-situ infiltration rates to estimate the required compaction efforts for future projects and also to estimate structural properties for layer thickness design.
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