This study investigates the current state of the art relating to the production and use of those porous portland cement concretes that may be suitable for the construction of porous portland cement friction courses. Porous concretes produced by gap grading or elimination of the fine aggregate fraction were found to have been used in both pavement and nonpavement applications with varied degrees of success. Nonpavement applications discussed include: porous draintiles and drains, porous concrete floors in greenhouses, and a porous concrete blanket placed on an earthfill dam. Pavement applications discussed include: a no-fines pavement layer, porous portland cement concrete pavements, and porous pavement edge drains or porous hard shoulders. Evidence as to the suitability of porous portland cement concretes for the construction of porous portland cement friction courses is inconclusive. The successful use of porous concretes in other pavement applications does, however, suggest that porous concretes may be useful in the construction of friction courses. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Waterways Experiment Station

    3909 Halls Ferry Road
    Vicksburg, MS  United States  39180-6199

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Monahan, A
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00337236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-80-110 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA79WAI-131
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM