Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 844-852 Jan-Mar 12

 

IMPROVEMENT IN STRENGTH OF FLEXIBLE PAVEMENT : AN EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH

 

M.S.Ranadive1 and A.B.Tapase*2

1. Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Pune (INDIA)
2. Department of Civil Engineering, K.B.P. College of Engineering and Polytechnic, Satara, Maharastra (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 25, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

Disposal of plastic waste in ecofriendly way is the thrust area of todays research. Overlaying is the only way to solve the problem of pot hole formation, rutting, stripping, etc., of pavements which is time consuming and obstruct flow of traffic. Here the objective is to investigate the effect of plastic waste and concrete as a reinforcement material in bituminous concrete layer of flexible pavement. Number of laboratory tests have been carried out replacing bitumen by plastic waste by few percentage and bituminous mix partially by concrete blocks. The results obtained in laboratory investigation indicates major gain in strength required for road construction with substantial cost saving.

 

Keywords : Replacement, Plastic coating, Flexible pavement, Bituminous, Plastic waste

 

 

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