Experimental investigation of clogging mechanism of pervious concrete made with variable aggregate gradations





Pervious concrete, Permeability, Porosity, Compressive strength, Clogging potential


In this study, the clogging mechanism of pervious concrete was evaluated using three different cloggers such as, Sand (S), Clay (C), and combination of sand and clay (S &C). The clogging mechanism was performed through falling head permeability apparatus, using clogger sediment load at the rate of 50, 150, and 200 grams in repetitive clogging cycles. It was observed from the results that combined (S & C) clogger shows overall critical results of clogging as 80% of the clogging was seen in 3 to 4 cycles. Moreover, it was observed from the results that pervious concrete mix made with R- type of aggregate gradation shows optimum compressive strength of the order of 8.6, 15.9, and 17 MPa at 7, 28 and 56 days of curing. Furthermore, the visual inspection test shows that clogging by clay clogger shows an even distribution of sediment on the whole length of the sample.


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Nazeer, M., Kapoor, K., & Singh, S. (2023). Experimental investigation of clogging mechanism of pervious concrete made with variable aggregate gradations. Materiales De Construcción, 73(351), e320. https://doi.org/10.3989/mc.2023.319922



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