Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 4A Page No.: 1622-1627 April-June 2013

 

SHREDDED TYRE-SAND AS FILL MATERIAL FOR EMBANKMENT APPLICATIONS

 

Vinot V. and Singh Baleshwar*

Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (INDIA)

 

Received on : December 03, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Utilizing waste tyre materials as fill material in geotechnical engineering applications will considerably reduce their potential impact on the environment. An experimental study was conducted to determine the optimum mix proportion of tyre shreds when mixed with a sandy soil for embankment applications. From direct shear tests, sand-tyre shred mixes show an increase in shear strength up to 30% and then reduces. Shear strength parameters from the test results were used in the slope stability analysis of a proposed embankment constructed with the reinforced sand.

 

Keywords : Waste tyres, Reinforced fill material, Embankment, Geotechnical engineering, Sandy soil

 

 

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