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- Crushed brick blends with crushed concrete for pavement sub-base and drainage applications
- Aatheesan, T.; Arulrajah, Arul; Newman, G.; Bo, Myint Win; Wilson, John L.
- Demolition materials are generated by demolition activities and account for a major proportion of the waste materials present in landfills. Crushed brick and crushed concrete are major components of demolition materials. Recycled crushed concrete, crushed brick and crushed rock are however viable substitute materials for natural resources used as construction materials in engineering applications. This paper presents the laboratory testing results of various proportions of crushed brick blends with crushed concrete. The engineering properties obtained were compared with existing local authority specifications for pavement subbase and drainage systems to ascertain the potential use of crushed brick blends in these applications. The demolition materials for the experimental works were collected from a recycling site in Victoria, Australia.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology
- Australian Geomechanics: Journal and News of the Australian Geomechanics Society, Vol. 44, no. 2 (Jun 2009), pp. 65-72
- Publication year
- Australia; Construction materials; Crushed brick; Crushed concrete; Demolition materials; Pavement subbase and drainage systems; Recycled construction materials; Victoria; Waste materials
- Engineers Australia
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2009 Engineers Australia. Publisher does not officially support author/institution self-archiving of either the postprint (final, revised accepted draft) or published version of full text.
- Additional information
- The authors would like to acknowledge Sustainability Victoria for funding this research project (Contract No: 3887). The authors would also like to acknowledge Alex Fraser Group and Delta Group for providing samples of crushed brick and crushed concrete as well as their technical assistance on this project. The authors wish to thank VicRoads for permission to publish this paper. The views expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of VicRoads.
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