Volume 19, Issue 1 (January 1991)

    Predicting the Durability of Paving Bricks

    (Received 23 January 1990; accepted 21 May 1990)


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    The pore size distributions of approximately 110 bricks removed from existing pavements were measured using mercury intrusion. These distributions were used to calculate a Durability Factor using the method of Maage. This Durability Factor was then correlated with the observed durability performance of the pavements. It was found that all bricks with a Durability Factor greater than 90 exhibited no freeze/thaw durability problems. Further, with very few exceptions, all bricks with a Durability Factor less than 90 were suffering freeze/thaw failures. This procedure is both more accurate and faster for selecting potentially durable bricks than the current use of absorption measurements.

    Author Information:

    Winslow, D
    School of Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    Stock #: JTE12526J

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE12526J

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    Title Predicting the Durability of Paving Bricks
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee C15