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Physical and Hydraulic Properties of Porous Concrete

Campus Universitario, Universidad Técnica de Machala, Machala 070150, Ecuador
ETSI Caminos, Canales y Puertos, Campus de Elviña s/n, University of A Coruña, 15071 La Coruña, Spain
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Academic Editor: Castorina Silva Vieira
Sustainability 2021, 13(19), 10562;
Received: 19 August 2021 / Revised: 10 September 2021 / Accepted: 13 September 2021 / Published: 23 September 2021
The work presented includes a review of the state of art of porous concrete. Its purpose is to evaluate the potential use of porous concrete in constructions where the level of surface runoff justifies it. A review of the literature presented here has been necessary where parameters of special consideration have been defined in the dosage of permeable mixtures. The study includes the definition of porous concrete in terms of its main components: cement, coarse aggregate, water, additives, and sand, in little or no quantity, to cause the generation of an effective content of interconnected voids that allow rapid storm drainage. Given the reports of variables of high incidence in the mechanical behavior of porous concrete (resistance/permeability relationship), an investigation is warranted to synthesize the effects of the variables in the preparation of the mixture: water–cement ratio, granulometry, and morphology of the aggregates, compaction pressure, and curing techniques, among others. Likewise, the protocols for the characterization of porous concrete and additional aspects relevant to support the experimental phase are exposed, constituting a reference or anchor point for developing technologies associated with the manufacture of this material and the possibilities of its implementation in constructions. View Full-Text
Keywords: porous concrete; mixing and admixture design; the proportion of aggregates–cement and water–cement porous concrete; mixing and admixture design; the proportion of aggregates–cement and water–cement
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Sánchez-Mendieta, C.; Galán, J.J.; Martinez-Lage, I. Physical and Hydraulic Properties of Porous Concrete. Sustainability 2021, 13, 10562.

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Sánchez-Mendieta, Carlos, Juan J. Galán, and Isabel Martinez-Lage. 2021. "Physical and Hydraulic Properties of Porous Concrete" Sustainability 13, no. 19: 10562.

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