Crushed Hydraulic Cement Concrete Adjacent to Underdrains

Project Details
STATE

VA

SOURCE

RIP

START DATE

06/01/18

END DATE

09/30/22

RESEARCHERS

Burak Tanyu

SPONSORS

Virginia Transportation Research Council

KEYWORDS

Blending; Cement content; Crushed aggregates; Drainage structures; Field studies; Geotextiles; Hydraulic cement; Subdrains; Validation

Project description

The objectives of this field study are as follows: (1) to confirm the validity under field conditions of Crushed Hydraulic Cement Concrete (CHCC) behavior (fines migrate and tufa precipitates but geotextile continues to function as a filter and does not prevent water from flowing through) observed in the laboratory in a prior study; (2) to develop a threshold percentage for the blending of CHCC with virgin aggregate, and (3) to provide recommendations to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to generate specifications to allow the use of CHCC/virgin aggregate blends as unbound aggregate when geotextile is present in the drainage system.
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