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The effect of joint width between blocks in concrete block pavement

Mudiyono, Rachmat and Md. Nor, Hasanan and Ling, Tung Chai (2006) The effect of joint width between blocks in concrete block pavement. In: Regional Postgraduate Conference on Engineering and Science (RPCES 2006), 26th - 27th July 2006, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia.



Jointing sand is the main component of concrete block pavement (CBP) that promotes load transfer between blocks. Often, when sands are available from various sources, it becomes a difficult task to judge the right source of sand. This paper presents the results of an experimental program, conducted to demonstrate a quick and simple technique, for selecting the right source of jointing sand for CBP. The optimum joint width between blocks is 3 mm. For joint widths less than the optimum, the jointing sand was unable to enter between blocks. A large amount of sand remained outside the joint sand heaps on the block surface

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:concrete block pavement, width joint, jointing sand and sand grading
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:7836
Deposited By: Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:16 Feb 2009 00:49
Last Modified:02 Jun 2010 01:48

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