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Structural development of water permeable pavements



Title: Structural development of water permeable pavements
Author(s): A. Beeldens
Paper category : conference
Book title: RILEM International Symposium on Environment-Conscious Materials and Systems for Sustainable Development
Editor(s): N. Kashino and Y. Ohama
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-55-1
e-ISBN: 2912143640
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2004
Pages: 295 - 302
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: Water permeable pavement is used to minimize the far-reaching negative effects produced by sealing off the natural water balance. Due to the immediate uptake of water and due to the buffering by the permeable structure, the risk on floods during thunder storms by water running of the surface or due to overflow of the sewer pipes, is minimized. A research program has started to investigate the buffer and infiltration capacity of different water permeable structures. The goal of this research program is to link soil characteristics and material properties, measured in laboratory to the final buffering and infiltration capacity in situ. Therefore, a test parking lot with 12 different test sections is constructed and measured on. Additional laboratory measurements and in situ measurements on different types of permeable pavements are done. The link between laboratory and real conditions is made by a model of the structure. After calibration, this model will also allow to calculate the influence of a longer period of consecutive rain showers as well as to take into account a reduced permeability over time.This paper describes the goals of the project as well as the concept and construction of the test parking sections at the laboratories of the BRRC. Some preliminary results obtained on the parking test sections and on the in situ measurements are presented.


Online publication: 2004-11-24
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00
doi: 10.1617/2912143640.035