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Title: In-Place Performance of Severely Deteriorated Pervious Concrete: A Case Study

Author(s): Yail J. Kim, Shahlaa Al Wakeel, Adel Gaddafi, and Young-Jin Cha

Publication: Materials Journal

Volume: 112

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 295-304

Keywords: case study; friction; pervious concrete; profile; surface characteristic; texture

DOI: 10.14359/51686993

Date: 3/1/2015

This paper presents a case study for examining the in-place performance of pervious concrete in a medium-size parking lot in Denver, CO. Of interest are the surface characteristics and hydraulic properties of the concrete dependent upon the degree of deterioration. Test results include pavement texture depth, skid resistance, surface profile, infiltration, and traffic volume. A statistical approach, analysis of variance, is conducted to evaluate the distinct surface properties of various locations in the parking lot. Mutual independency between the surface texture depth and skid resistance is discussed. A practice-oriented predictive model is proposed to estimate an international roughness index of pervious concrete using a texture depth value and skid resistance. A relationship between the infiltration of the pervious concrete and traffic attributes is established. The performance reliability of the parking lot is evaluated in conjunction with critical rainfall intensity.