Investigation of the physical and mechanical properties and durability of pervious concrete: a review
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Dept. of Civil Eng., Zanjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Zanjan, I.R.Iran
Dept. of Civil Eng., University of Guilan, Rasht, I.R.Iran
Submission date: 2021-11-17
Final revision date: 2022-01-20
Acceptance date: 2022-02-08
Publication date: 2022-06-30
Archives of Civil Engineering 2022;68(2):577-591
In recent years, the application of pervious concrete (PC) in urban areas has expanded mainly due to its high potential for controlling and guiding surface waters and floods. However, its poor mechanical properties compared to conventional concrete hinder its widespread application and limit it to parking lots, sidewalks, and local streets. Therefore, identifying the parameters effective on PC’s physical and mechanical properties and durability could help resolve its weaknesses and enhance its performance. This review article investigated and discussed the PC’s performance properties and weaknesses and explore the solutions available for improving these properties. Based on a review of the literature, the solutions included the PC’s mix design basic property variations and the incorporation of various additives. The common mixture utilized in most studies contained a water-to-cement ratio of 0.25:0.35, resulting in compressive strength of 7–27 MPa, porosity of 15–35%, and permeability of 0.2–1.22 mm/s.
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