Journal article

Field performance monitoring of waste tire-based permeable pavements

R Raeesi, A Soltani, R King, MM Disfani

Transportation Geotechnics | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Traditional pavements in urban areas are often impervious, resulting in augmented surface run-off during rainfalls, thereby leading to flash floods and pollution of waterways. In contrast, permeable pavements allow percolation of water through their surface layers, thus alleviating the harmful impacts associated with traditional pavements. This study reports on the mechanical performance of a large-scale permeable pavement trial site — constructed by tire- and rock-derived aggregates (TDA and RDA) bonded together using a polyurethane (PUR)-based binder — located at a car park in South Australia. An area of approximately 400 m2 was paved using different TDA-based mix designs, i.e., different ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This project has been funded by Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA); Research and Development Stream. The authors also acknowledge Melbourne School of Engineering, City of Mitcham (South Australia) and Pacific Urethanes Pty Ltd. for their financial and technical support. The first author gratefully acknowledges The University of Melbourne for making this research possible through the provision of the Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).