Journal article

Interfacial shear strength of rubber-reinforced clays: a dimensional analysis perspective

A Soltani, A Deng, A Taheri, M Mirzababaei, H Nikraz

GEOSYNTHETICS INTERNATIONAL | ICE PUBLISHING | Published : 2019

Abstract

The present study aims towards the development of practical dimensional models capable of simulating the interfacial shear strength of rubber-reinforced clays. Two types of recycled tire rubbers (of fine and coarse categories) were each incorporated into the soil at four different contents (by weight), and statically compacted at their respective Proctor optimum condition for direct shear testing. The rubber inclusions amended the soil through improvements achieved in two aspects: (i) frictional resistance generated as a result of soil-rubber contact; and (ii) mechanical interlocking of rubber particles and soil grains. In general, both amending mechanisms were in favor of a higher rubber co..

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