AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE BEHAVIOUR OF A CONCRETE BLOCK PAVEMENT WITH A SAND SUB-BASE

The paper describes a full-scale test of a concrete block pavement to examine the suitability of a low quality sub-base material for use in lightly trafficked residential roads. The test was carried out in an industrial yard and trafficked by heavily laden commercial vehicles. The sand sub-base proved to be adequate because it takes advantage of the concrete block's tolerance to substantial deformations and ease of relaying. This form of construction would provide an economic and easily maintained pavement ideal for cul-de-sacs and minor access roads in residential areas.(a) (TRRL)

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 139-155
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 69
    • Issue Number: PT2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315282
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 27 1980 12:00AM