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Protecting low-to-medium-rise buildings by scrap tyre-soil mixtures

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Abstract


  • The stockpiling of scrap tyres is a significant threat to our environment and has been a

    hot topic amongst the engineering community which has been looking for long term

    viable solutions to the recycling and reuse of rubber. This paper proposes a new method

    of utilizing scrap tyres for applications in infrastructure protection forming part of the

    solution strategy. The method involves mixing scrap tyres with soil materials and

    placing the mixtures around building foundations, for vibration absorption. The

    potential of the proposed method will be demonstrated by numerical modelling to show

    its effectiveness and robustness as a means of protecting low-to-medium-rise buildings

    in an earthquake.

UOW Authors


  •   Tsang, Hing Ho (external author)
  •   Lam, Nelson (external author)
  •   Yaghmaei-Sabegh, Saman (external author)
  •   Sheikh, M Neaz.
  •   Xiong, Wei (external author)
  •   Shang, Shou-Ping (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Tsang, H., Lam, N., Yaghmaei-Sabegh, S., Sheikh, M. Neaz., Xiong, W. & Shang, S. (2009). Protecting low-to-medium-rise buildings by scrap tyre-soil mixtures. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference (pp. 1-8). Newcastle, Australia: AEES.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2444&context=engpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1400

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  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Newcastle, Australia

Abstract


  • The stockpiling of scrap tyres is a significant threat to our environment and has been a

    hot topic amongst the engineering community which has been looking for long term

    viable solutions to the recycling and reuse of rubber. This paper proposes a new method

    of utilizing scrap tyres for applications in infrastructure protection forming part of the

    solution strategy. The method involves mixing scrap tyres with soil materials and

    placing the mixtures around building foundations, for vibration absorption. The

    potential of the proposed method will be demonstrated by numerical modelling to show

    its effectiveness and robustness as a means of protecting low-to-medium-rise buildings

    in an earthquake.

UOW Authors


  •   Tsang, Hing Ho (external author)
  •   Lam, Nelson (external author)
  •   Yaghmaei-Sabegh, Saman (external author)
  •   Sheikh, M Neaz.
  •   Xiong, Wei (external author)
  •   Shang, Shou-Ping (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Tsang, H., Lam, N., Yaghmaei-Sabegh, S., Sheikh, M. Neaz., Xiong, W. & Shang, S. (2009). Protecting low-to-medium-rise buildings by scrap tyre-soil mixtures. Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference (pp. 1-8). Newcastle, Australia: AEES.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2444&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1400

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 8

Place Of Publication


  • Newcastle, Australia