Laboratory study on the properties of concrete pavement containing blast furnace slag and Gilsonite
Keywords:Gilsonite, Blast Furnace Slag (BFS), Concrete Pavement, Abrasion test, Mechanical Properties
This study evaluated the mechanical properties and abrasion resistance of the concrete pavement when cement was replaced by the blast furnace slag (BFS) and Gilsonite at levels of 20%, 25%, and 30%, as well as 5%, 7%, and 9%, respectively. For this purpose, a total of ten mixing designs were made and cured for 28 days. The results showed that the compressive strength of mixtures containing two additives decreased. In contrast, the BFS20-G7 mixture satisfied the proposed minimum compressive strength. However, the flexural strength and tensile splitting of the BFS20-G7 containing 20% BFS and 7% Gilsonite increased by about 4 and 7 percent. The Wide Wheel Abrasion Test results showed that the mixture containing 20% BFS-7% Gilsonite increased the abrasion resistance by about 5% and 17% in 100 and 300 revolutions, respectively. Conclusively, using BFS20-G7 in low-traffic areas such as parks and driveways can be suggested.
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