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2014 (Vol. 7, Issue: 8)
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The Effect of Joint Width on Structural Performance of Asphalt Block Pavements

Ahmed Abdelgalil and Hasanan Nor
Corresponding Author:  Ahmed Abdelgalil 

Key words:  Asphalt blocks, deformation, density, joint width, pavement, ,
Vol. 7 , (8): 1612-1617
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May 21, 2013 June 15, 2013 February 27, 2014

Asphalt blocks have been occasionally used around the world as a road pavement, but there have been very limited studies being done to evaluate the effect of joint width (spacing) between the blocks on the structural performance of asphalt paving blocks. This study explains the experimental study to assess the performance and properties of asphalt paving blocks laid with different joint widths between the blocks i.e., 0, 2 and 3 mm, respectively. A total of 250 asphalt paving blocks was manufactured and tested in the laboratory to ascertain the density, air voids, the compressive strength and the rut depth and displacement occurred in asphalt paving block. The design compressive load of single asphalt paving block is 166 kN. The test results showed that the joint width plays a vital role on the performance of asphalt block pavement. Asphalt paving blocks were laid as closely in contact as possible (0 mm) yields the best structural performance.
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Ahmed Abdelgalil and Hasanan Nor, 2014. The Effect of Joint Width on Structural Performance of Asphalt Block Pavements.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 7(8): 1612-1617.
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