Rigid Pavements

Areas of R & D and Consultancy/Core Activities

Areas of R & D

  1. Design,  Construction,  Evaluation  and Maintenance of Concrete Pavements
  2. Innovation  in  Concrete Technology
  3. Utilization of industrial wastes and   By-products  in Concrete Road Construction
  4. Development  of  New Binders  for  Concrete
  5. Concrete for Sustainable Development
  6. Instrumentation for Rigid Pavements
  7. Investigation of causes of distresses / failures and Remedial measures

Consultancy / Core Activities

  1. Design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of  Rigid pavements
  2. Pavement performance evaluation and distresses / failure investigations
  3. Strengthening / rehabilitation of  Rigid pavements
  4. Quality control, quality assurance and quality audit of road works
  5. Utilization of industrial wastes and   by-products  in concrete road construction
  6. Design of concrete mixes using fly ash, fiber, silica fume and super plasticizers etc.
  7. Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Repair of Concrete Pavements
  8. Quality  control  aspects of  concrete  pavements
  9. Testing, evaluation and characterization of road construction materials

Infrastructure Facilities

  1. Universal Testing Machine
  2. Compression Testing Machine
  3. Environmental Chamber
  4. Abrasion Testing Machine
  5. Dry Shrinkage Apparatus
  6. Diamond  Core Cutter
  7. Pan Mixer
  8. Vibratory Table
  9. Core cutting Machine
  10. Materials Testing Laboratory for  Cement, Flyash, Aggregates and Concrete
  11. Humidity Chamber
  12. Autoclave (Soundness of Cement)
  13. Automatic Compactor
  14. Datalogger for capturing real time strain data from Concrete Pavement

Training Programmes

  1. Design, Construction and Maintenance of Rigid Pavements

Technologies Developed by the Division

  1. Roller  compacted  concrete  for pavements
  2. High  volume  fly  ash  concrete for pavements
  3. Ultra thin while topping using High performance fiber reinforcement concrete for resurfacing of existing Asphalt Pavement
  4. Use  of  Wollastonite (Natural Mineral Fibers)    in  cement  concrete
  5. Synthetic  Fiber  Reinforced  Concrete
  6. Use  of  marble  slurry  dust  in  cement concrete
  7. Use  of  slags  in cement concrete
  8. Sand stabilization with Magnesium Oxy-Chloride cement
  9. Magnesium Phosphate cement for quick repair of concrete

Contribution to Standards

  1. IRC  58-2002  Guidelines for the Design of Plain Jointed Rigid Pavements for Highways (Second Revision)
  2. IRC:15-2002 Standard Specification and Code of Practice for Construction of Concrete Roads ( Third Revision)
  3. IRC:SP: 49-1998 Guidelines for the use of Dry Lean concrete as sub-base  for Rigid Pavements
  4. IRC: SP: 62-2004 Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Cement concrete Pavements for Rural Roads.
  5. IRC:SP:68-2005  Guidelines for Construction of Roller Compacted Concrete Pavements
  6. IRC: SP:76-2008 Tentative  Guidelines for Conventional, Thin and Ultra thin White topping
  7. IRC: SP: 83-2008 Guidelines for Maintenance, Repairs and Rehabilitation of Cement Concrete Pavements.
  8. BIS:456:2000  Plain and Reinforced concrete – Code of Practice