Use of Eco-Friendly additive like Fly ash to check the physical properties of rigid pavement
Mayur P. Patel,  Dhaval H. Patel,  Priyank B. Shah
In the field of pavement construction, two types of pavements are generally constructed; rigid pavement &
flexible pavement. The growth of flexible pavement as compared to rigid pavement is higher due to its low initial cost. On the other side rigid pavement has lower life cycle cost compared to flexible pavement due to its low maintenance cost & long life. The life of rigid pavement is about 30-40 years which is approximately 2.5 times the life of flexible pavement. Our aim is to reduce the initial cost or construction cost of rigid pavement. This can be done by replacing ingredients of rigid pavement such as replacement of cement by industrial waste like fly ash in the base layer. Fly ash is generated in huge quantities everyday as industrial waste. It has pozzolanic properties so it can be used as a replacement of cement. Use of fly ash in rigid pavement will be beneficial to transportation system, ecosystem, urban growth & rural development. In the present study different amount of fly ash 10,20 & 30% as a replacement of cement by weight in concrete is tested for various physical parameters of rigid pavement, like: compressive strength & flexural strength, skid resistance & cost reduction.
Keywords- Rigid pavement, reduce initial cost, fly ash.
Cite this Article
Mayur P. Patel,  Dhaval H. Patel,  Priyank B. Shah,   "Use of Eco-Friendly additive like Fly ash to check the physical properties of rigid pavement"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.4, Issue 2, pp.1300-1303, May 2016, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1602230.pdf