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Scrap-tyre soil mixture for seismic protection

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Abstract


  • Scrap tyre stockpile has been a significant disposal problem around the world. Significant research attention has

    been devoted in recent years to find new beneficial ways to recycle and reuse the huge stockpile. This paper

    proposes a new method of utilizing scrap tyres for infrastructure protection. The method involves mixing scrap

    tyres with soil materials and placing the mixtures around foundations for vibration absorption. This method

    provides two major benefits: (i) the low-cost would make it accessible to developing countries and rural areas of

    developed countries where resources and technology are not adequate for earthquake mitigation with welldeveloped,

    expensive, techniques and (ii) potential to consume the huge stockpiles of scrap tyres all over the

    world. However, the success of the proposed method depends on the static and dynamic properties of scrap tyresoil

    mixtures. This paper presents results of recent experimental investigations on tyre (tyre crumbs)-soil

    mixtures carried out at University ofWollongong.

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Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Mashiri, M. S., Sheikh, M. Neaz., Vinod, J. S. & Tsang, H. Ho. (2010). Scrap-tyre soil mixture for seismic protection. Seismic Engineering: Design for Management of Geohazards: Proceeding of the 2010 Symposium (pp. 157-166). St Ives, Australia: Australian Geomechanics Society.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2453&context=engpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1409

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  • 157

End Page


  • 166

Place Of Publication


  • St Ives, Australia

Abstract


  • Scrap tyre stockpile has been a significant disposal problem around the world. Significant research attention has

    been devoted in recent years to find new beneficial ways to recycle and reuse the huge stockpile. This paper

    proposes a new method of utilizing scrap tyres for infrastructure protection. The method involves mixing scrap

    tyres with soil materials and placing the mixtures around foundations for vibration absorption. This method

    provides two major benefits: (i) the low-cost would make it accessible to developing countries and rural areas of

    developed countries where resources and technology are not adequate for earthquake mitigation with welldeveloped,

    expensive, techniques and (ii) potential to consume the huge stockpiles of scrap tyres all over the

    world. However, the success of the proposed method depends on the static and dynamic properties of scrap tyresoil

    mixtures. This paper presents results of recent experimental investigations on tyre (tyre crumbs)-soil

    mixtures carried out at University ofWollongong.

UOW Authors


Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Mashiri, M. S., Sheikh, M. Neaz., Vinod, J. S. & Tsang, H. Ho. (2010). Scrap-tyre soil mixture for seismic protection. Seismic Engineering: Design for Management of Geohazards: Proceeding of the 2010 Symposium (pp. 157-166). St Ives, Australia: Australian Geomechanics Society.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2453&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1409

Start Page


  • 157

End Page


  • 166

Place Of Publication


  • St Ives, Australia