THE BEHAVIOUR OF A CONCRETE BLOCK PAVEMENT

This paper describes the construction and testing of a concrete block pavement. The test pavement, 6 M x 3 M, was constructed on a heavy clay subgrade; it had a tapered sub-base varying from grossly inadequate to reasonably strong. The effect of sub-base thickness on surface deformation and the development of interlock between the individual blocks are examined and various types of failure described. The overall behaviour of a block pavement is compared to that of traditional asphaltic materials and conclusions are drawn regarding the depth of sub-base required for UK roads. Before describing the experiment the paper gives a brief history of the use of concrete blocks both in the UK and abroad. /Author/TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 277-292
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 66
    • Issue Number: Pt1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM