Use of Waste Quarry Fines as a Binding Material on Unpaved Roads

In this project, the research team proposes to conduct laboratory and field tests to examine the impact of inclusion of waste quarry fines in granular aggregate materials used in unpaved road designs, using materials collected from various quarries. Based on the laboratory test results, field test sections will be constructed using materials with different quarries. The field performance of sections built with different quarry fines will be compared. Then, a comprehensive cost-performance and life cycle cost analyses will be conducted to evaluate the cost effectiveness and sustainability of these unpaved roads to determine whether it is economically advantageous to add waste quarry fines into granular unpaved road materials. It should be noted that this study is proposed to be conducted under the partnership of the Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) and Recycled Materials Resource Center (RMRC). The objectives of the proposed research are to: (1) Determine the stiffness and strength of unpaved road materials blended with different quarry fines; (2) Determine the long term performance of field test sections built with optimum quarry fines content; and (3) Analyze the life cycle cost and cost effectiveness of this approach. The research team will consist of personnel from the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University to effectively manage the project and complete the required tasks. For planning purposes, it is assumed that this project will have a 24 month duration. The proposed research will consist of seven tasks: Task 1: Meet with the Project's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) to Review the Project Scope and Work Plan. Task 2: Literature Review. Task 3: Collection of Materials and Development of a Laboratory Test Matrix. Task 4: Laboratory Testing. Task 5: Construction of Field Test Sections and Development of Field Testing Plan. Task 6: Analyses of the Cost Effectiveness of Materials Available in Iowa. Task 7: Preparation of Draft/Final Report.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $75000
    • Contract Numbers:

      Addendum 656

      TR-747

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Iowa Department of Transportation

      800 Lincoln Way
      Ames, IA  United States  50010
    • Managing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Project Managers:

      Goetz, Vanessa

    • Performing Organizations:

      Iowa State University, Ames

      Center for Transportation Research and Education
      2711 South Loop Drive, Suite 4700
      Ames, IA  United States  50010-8664
    • Principal Investigators:

      Cetin, Bora

    • Start Date: 20180401
    • Expected Completion Date: 20200331
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01663465
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Iowa Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: Addendum 656, TR-747
    • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 21 2018 11:30AM