Paper Title
An Experimental Study on Mechanical Properties of Pavement Blocks With Steel Fibers

The concrete paving blocks was first introduced in united stated in 1960s using German production and equipments and designs. Initially it was manufactured for aesthetic works such as sidewalks etc. Recently paving blocks has found to have high potential in heavy load applications. The use of concrete blocks in pavement is recognized as the greatest development in the long history of modular paving elements. And this project includes the construction of such pavement blocks. The main objective of this project is to increase the compressive strength and to avoid the cracks that are developed to impact loading on the pavement blocks and thereby increasing the durability of the pavement blocks. Concrete pavement blocks are manufactured using cement, fine aggregate and coarse aggregate. In this project the steel fiber are added in 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5% and 2.0% to the pavement block and determining the mechanical properties of the pavement block. The steel fibers are available abundant in nature. So it can be used in the pavement block manufacturing. The various tests such as workability, water absorption, compressive strength test, acid and alkali test and abrasion test is to be made on the pavement blocks and it is compared with the conventional and the results are to be studied.