Plastic Cell Filled Concrete Road: A Review

Mr. Piyush Madke, Prof. Shrikant Harle


The aim is to carry out a review of Plastic Cell-Filled block pavement by the study of previous experimental studies carried to satisfy the need of sustainable all weather roads with accessible riding quality in rural areas with satisfactory life span and maintenance cost. As Under the centrally sponsored scheme PMGSY various emerging new trends and advanced materials and methods of construction are being adopted. Hence it becomes necessary to study the effectiveness, functional and structural evaluation of Plastic cell-filled concrete block pavements (PCCBP). The main role of the present work is to study the pavement performance evaluation of cell-filled concrete block pavement. The pioneer of cell-filled pavement is Prof.Visser1994,1999;visser and hall,1999,2003). This pavement can also be known as Flexible-rigid cast-in-situ block pavement. A Low density poly-ethylene (LDPE) plastic sheet of thickness 0.49 mm is used to construct the  cell-filled pavements. In order to evaluate the structural performance of the test sections with traffic passes, daily traffic volume data, performance criterion to limit rutting under traffic repetitions. Non-destructive structural evaluation using falling weight deflectometer by doing back calculation analytically based on genetic algorithm and NDT can be done by Rebound Hammer Test. Destructive test such as cone penetration to determine the compressive strength. The evaluation of distress has been done considering pavement condition index(PCI) and found to be satisfactory  as per PCI Rating.

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