Use of Recycled Aggregates in Granular Sub Base
The topic has been selected for the present study to determine suitability of recycled material in road construction. This will help in achieving economy in road construction as well as saving on environment degradation in term of reduced mining and less pollution. Construction and maintenance of roads and highways involve millions of tonnes of aggregate. Considering the scarcity of fresh aggregate, replacement of part of the fresh aggregate with recycled aggregate is considered in the present study. Construction of the road is quite cost intensive. Material alone cost more than 60% of the total construction cost, out of which aggregate cost component, is approximately 30%. We can use recycled aggregate in place of fresh aggregate in construction of road and provide economy to the project. For making best use of recycled aggregates, it is essential to study the suitability of the same in various pavement components. In the present study recycled aggregate are used in Granular Sub Base (GSB).