Geotechnical characteristics of recycled crushed brick blends for pavement sub-base applications

Arulrajah, A., Piratheepan, J., Bo, M.W., and Sivakugan, N. (2012) Geotechnical characteristics of recycled crushed brick blends for pavement sub-base applications. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 49 (7). pp. 796-811.

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Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a laboratory investigation on the characterization of recycled crushed brick when blended with recycled concrete aggregate and crushed rock for pavement sub-base applications. The engineering properties of the crushed brick blends were compared with typical state road authority specifications in Australia for pavement sub-base systems to ascertain the potential use of crushed brick blends in these applications. The experimental programme included particle-size distribution, modified Proctor compaction, particle density, water absorption, California bearing ratio (CBR), Los Angeles abrasion, pH, organic content, and repeated load triaxial tests. Laboratory tests were undertaken on mixtures of 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 40%, and 50% crushed brick blended with recycled concrete aggregate or crushed rock. The research indicates that up to 25% crushed brick could be safely added to recycled concrete aggregate and crushed rock blends in pavement sub-base applications. The repeated load triaxial test results on the blends indicate that the effects of crushed brick content on the mechanical properties in terms of permanent deformation and resilient modulus of both the recycled concrete aggregate and crushed rock blends were marginal compared to the effects on dry density and moisture content.

Item ID: 22365
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: crushed brick, pavement, sub-base, repeated load triaxial, resilient modulus
ISSN: 1208-6010
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2012 01:00
FoR Codes: 09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%
SEO Codes: 87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%
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