Field Application of Pervious Concerte for Recharge of Groundwater
Vinay V1, Adiseshu S2, Chandramouli S3

1Vinay V*, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MVGR College of Engineering (Autonomous), Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.
2Adiseshu S, Professor, Department of Civil engineering, University College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India
3Chandramouli S, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MVGR College of Engineering (Autonomous), Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 341-350 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3203079220/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3203.079220
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Abstract: In the present study, an attempt has been made to investigate strength and permeability of pervious concrete made with different combinations of aggregate sizes (20mm,12.5mm and 10mm) and different mix proportions using flyash and super platiciciser). The main objective of this investigation is to apply the pervious concrete through a footpath to improve groundwater recharge by finding out the best combination of grading of aggregates and also the mix proportion with fly ash for obtaining optimal permeability and strength. The effect of partial replacement of cement with fly ash and super plasticizer on the compressive strength and the water permeability of pervious concrete are investigated. The analysis of the test results indicated that the proposed combination of materials have increased the compressive strength significantly and also, the water permeability. Even though, the individual performances (maximum strength and maximum permeability) of some of the combinations obtained are good, but it is expected in the study to have reasonable values for both to use pervious concrete in the field. Hence, in this study, it is considered the intersection point on the strength versus permeability graph as the best combination. So, the combination with 40% of 20mm, 30% of 12.5 mm and 10mm and 10%flyash with 90% opc (53 grade) without super plasticizer considered as the best which gives 24 MPa and 15.6 mm/s permeability.. A footpath of size 1.2 m (width) x 0.25 m (thickness) x 19 m (length) is selected for laying pervious concrete in the form of number of panels. A constant discharge is applied on to the footpath in lateral direction and it is found that the absorption capacity of the laid mix in the field is 115.52 litres/ m length. 
Keywords: Pervious concrete, supplementary cement materials, fly ash, permeability, compressive strength.