Fine Copper Slag as an Alternative Marginal Material for Road Construction

Fine copper slag is a waste material generated during the extraction of copper form its ore. This slag was investigated for its suitability in the construction of embankment and different pavement layers. The paper discusses the geotechnical properties of fine copper slag with or without mechanical stabilization. It was used as a replacement for fine aggregate in bituminous layers, i.e. bituminous macadam, dense bituminous macadam and bituminous concrete. Mechanical properties of mixes, such as Marshall stability, were determined. It was observed that mechanical and volumetric properties are comparable to conventional materials. It was concluded that this material has potential for uses in construction of embankment, subgrade, granular subbase and bituminous layers.

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  • Authors:
    • Havanagi, V G
    • Sinha, A K
    • Ranjan, A
  • Publication Date: 2016-1


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 25-33
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 44
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01597523
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 6 2016 10:23AM