Journal article

Consistency limits and compaction characteristics of clay soils containing rubber waste

Amin Soltani, An Deng, Abbas Taheri, Asuri Sridharan

PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING | ICE PUBLISHING | Published : 2019

Abstract

The aim of the study reported in this paper was to develop practical correlative models capable of predicting the compaction characteristics of clay soils blended with rubber from waste vehicle tyres. Four different clay soils, ranging from intermediate to high plasticity, were adopted for the test programme and each was blended with four different percentages of ground rubber waste. The test programme consisted of cone penetration (consistency limits) and standard Proctor compaction tests. As a result of ground rubber inclusion, the consistency limits and compaction characteristics all exhibited a linear decreasing trend with increase in rubber content. The rate of decrease, however, was gr..

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