Pervious vs. Impervious Pavement: An Engineering Approach to Cost Efficiency

VanLandeghem, William (2015) Pervious vs. Impervious Pavement: An Engineering Approach to Cost Efficiency. Undergraduate thesis, under the direction of Cristiane Surbeck from Civil Engineering, The University of Mississippi.

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This research attempts to make a comprehensive comparison between the relatively new breed of pavement, pervious concrete, and asphalt, a more popular and accepted pavement type. Pervious concrete is mainly used as a pavement surface for green purposes; however, this thesis delves into the possibility that pervious concrete may be able to offer benefits that allow the green alternative to be cost efficient as well. The comparison will be made over the entirety of the surface life including each pavement design and the materials used, the surface drainage, and the maintenance of each. The pavements were analyzed from a real parking lot while some of the characteristics and values were idealized for the purposes of the research, but the results could offer motivation for future contractors to utilize both a green and cost effective pavement.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Creators: VanLandeghem, William
Student's Degree Program(s): Civil Engineering
Thesis Advisor: Cristiane Surbeck
Thesis Advisor's Department: Civil Engineering
Institution: The University of Mississippi
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Depositing User: William / A VanLandeghem
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 16:56
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 16:56

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