Experimental study on the Hydrological Performance of a Permeable Pavement

Majed Alsubih, Scott Arthur, Grant Wright

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Abstract

This laboratory based study investigates the performance of permeable pavements. One meter square of permeable pavement was constructed in the hydraulics laboratory at Heriot-Watt University, in accordance with British Standards (BS 7533-13:2009). This pavement construction comprised a series of layers: a base of 300 mm of subgrade (sand), covered by 350 mm of coarse aggregate, 50 mm of fine aggregate and 80 mm of block paving. This paper focuses on the short term hydrology of the pavement and the way in which runoff percolates through the structure during a range of different rainfall events. In this paper, initial results are presented and conclusions are drawn regarding the hydrological performance of the pavement.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013
Event8th International Conference on planning and technologies for sustainable management of Water in the City 2013 - Lyon, France
Duration: 24 Jun 201326 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on planning and technologies for sustainable management of Water in the City 2013
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period24/06/1326/06/13

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    Alsubih, M., Arthur, S., & Wright, G. (2013). Experimental study on the Hydrological Performance of a Permeable Pavement. Paper presented at 8th International Conference on planning and technologies for sustainable management of Water in the City 2013, Lyon, France.