Infiltration Rate of Pervious Concrete on Street Curb Application
Aifaa Balqis Kamarul Zaman1, Zahiraniza Mustaffa2, Lea Doleeda Luncha Anak Giri3
1Aifaa Balqis Kamarul Zaman, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia.
2Zahiraniza Mustaffa, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia.
3Lea Doleeda Luncha Anak Giri, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 25 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 13 July 2019 | Manuscript Published on 26 July 2019 | PP: 86-90 | Volume-8 Issue-2S2 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B10160782S219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1016.0782S219
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Abstract: The street curb and stormwater inlets are among the component often found on the road which serve as part of the urban stormwater drainage system. They act as a stormwater removal and discharge it into the underground drainage system. However, the current stormwater inlet practiced in Malaysia has limitations which often cause water ponding and consequently lead to road flooding. Rather than improving the performance of stormwater inlet, the flow interception and rate of stormwater removal may be enhanced by introducing a new technology called the pervious curb. It isto be made of pervious concrete which provide an ability to allow water to pass through it.This paper attempts to adapt the existingtwo pervious concrete mix design and applied it into the so-called pervious curb. Herein, a newly designed infiltration rate test was used to test the pervious concrete performance under the effect of infiltration through side surface of the concrete curb. While doing so, the infiltration rate of the pervious concrete will be investigated under varying slopes. Results showed that the infiltration rate is quite high and the rate of infiltration increases as the inclination gutter increases. Thus, it is proven that the new infiltration rate test is applicable and can be used for other similar applications. Furthermore, the test has significantly revealed that the pervious concrete has high potential in enhancing flow interception and able to reduce water ponding as a street curb.
Keywords: Infiltration Rate, Pervious Concrete, Street Curb, Stormwater Inlet.
Scope of the Article: Concrete Structures