Journal article

Shakedown analysis of PET blends with demolition waste as pavement base/subbase materials using experimental and neural network methods

Behnam Ghorbani, Arul Arulrajah, Guillermo Narsilio, Suksun Horpibulsuk, Myint Win Bo



Recycling and reusing construction and demolition (C&D) wastes for civil engineering construction activities has been identified as an energy-saving and sustainable solution. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the deformation behavior of two types of C&D waste materials, namely recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) and crushed brick (CB) when mixed with polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic waste. RCA and CB were mixed with 1%, 3%, 5%, and 7% of PET, and the permanent deformation behavior of the blends was evaluated using repeated load triaxial (RLT) test. The shakedown criterion was utilized for identifying the deformation behavior of blends. Most of the PET/RCA and PET/CB blends exhib..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported under Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects funding scheme (project number LP170100072). The second and fourth authors would also like to acknowledge the support from National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand under Chair Professor program (P-19-52303).