Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Analysis of Life-Cycle Cost, Properties, and Field Performance of Parking Lot Pavements
by Rehan, Talal Yaser, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, 130; 10158413
Abstract (Summary)

As population and traffic increase, improvements in the paving industry including roadways, parking lots, and sidewalks are desired. Pavements have a key effect on the quantity and quality of rainwater runoff and reserved ground water. More so, regulations towards constructing and paving these new areas are becoming stricter especially in urban areas where available land is becoming limited. Permeable pavements are more common than ever, and are a solution to rainwater runoff, recharging ground water, and reducing the costs associated with treating storm water.

Permeable pavements are available alternative to conventional pavements and are becoming more applicable and more widespread. Unlike conventional pavements, permeable pavements have major obstacles to acceptance and use since there is limited research on these types of pavements, with only a handful of guidelines and properties for users to follow.

This research incorporates two technical concepts on two topic areas. The first topic can be used to assist decision makers, planners, and owners in selecting their pavement type for their intended use by analyzing and comparing the life-cycle cost for four pavement types. Two of these are conventional impermeable pavements: Hot-Mix Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete and two are permeable pavements: Porous Asphalt and Pervious Concrete. This first topic area will also summarize tables of advantages and limitations for each pavement type. The second topic area of this paper will help initiate guidelines on how to design, mix, batch, place, cure, and test pervious concrete.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Qi, Yan, Werner, Anne
Commitee: Cross, Brad, Fries, Ryan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Civil Engineering
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Civil engineering
Keywords: Parking lots, Pavements, Paving industry, Roadways, Traffic
Publication Number: 10158413
ISBN: 978-1-369-13421-6
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