Experimental investigation on the development of pore clogging in novel porous pavement based on polyurethane

Shifa Xu, Guoyang Lu, Bin Hong, Xinyan Jiang, Geng Peng, Dawei Wang, Markus Oeser

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Permeable pavements are often affected by pore clogging, which leads to their functional failure and reduced service life. However, the clogging mechanism and its impact on the permeability and complex pore microstructures in pervious pavement remains unclear. The aim of current study is to quantify the clogging behavior in pervious pavement materials (PPMs) and carry out investigations on the development of pore characteristics and permeability. Novel Polyurethane bound Pervious Mixture (PUPM) were adopted for comparative study in present research with conventional Porous Asphalt (PA). The Aachen Polishing Machine (APM) was selected to perfectly serve as a simulator for clogging process of pavement in the actual service condition. The permeability and pore microstructure of the pervious pavement material was then characterized by using the self-developed permeameter and X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) scanning respectively. The development of pore characteristics in terms of clogging was experimentally illustrated. The developed experiments and analysis can further strengthen the understanding of the clogging mechanism within the porous pavement material. The results can also serve for the optimization of the pervious pavement design in the engineering application.

Original languageEnglish
Article number120378
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2020


  • Aachen Polishing Machine
  • Clogging Mechanism
  • Polyurethane Binder
  • Pore Microstructures
  • X-ray Computed Tomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)


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