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Pavement is usually defined as a structure consisting of layers and their key purpose is to share out the applied load to the sub grade. Rigid pavements have usually three layers namely sub grade, base layer and top most layers known as concrete slab. This concrete slab should be of above M35 grade of concrete as per IS recommendations. The most common size of coarse aggregates to be used in the rigid pavements should be of 20 mm and fine aggregates should be of zone II. As for as flexible pavements are concerned concrete pavements are more durable, while requiring a lesser amount of preservation and having longer life. This report discusses about the settlement of rigid pavements utilizing bamboo pieces. The study aims to examine the practicability of using bamboo pieces in pavement quality concrete with 0.38 water/binder ratios. This report presents the detailed amount of bamboo pieces used ranging from 0 to 1.5% with a variation of 0.5% on trial basis. Adding bamboo pieces up to 0.5% the compressive strength gets increased and beyond 0.5% of bamboo pieces’ addition the strength starts decreasing and as we keep on mounting the bamboo pieces percentage up to 1.5% the flexural strength also rises.
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