This paper presents information regarding the state-of-the- art of interlocking concrete block pavements (icbps) and suggests how a research program could provide a means of improving the quality of this form of pavement. The little information available on block paving is from experiences overseas, mainly in Europe, and it is suggested that some of this may not be applicable to Australian conditions. Because of the complexity of a theoretical analysis of interlocking block paving it is predictable that any design guide must be largely based upon empirical evidence. Accepting this, the preparation of a comprehensive design guide must await data collected from a number of sites over a number of sites over a long period of time. In the short term, however, if a co-ordinated research effort is made, substantial savings may be expected in the design and construction of icbps so that it may compete, in terms of cost, with conventional pavement construction in those areas where it is appropriate. (a) (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 45-52
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 0

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  • Accession Number: 00309734
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0 86910 049 1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM