Journal article

Geotechnical performance of recycled glass-waste rock blends in footpath bases

A Arulrajah, MMY Ali, MM Disfani, J Piratheepan, MW Bo

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering | Published : 2013


Laboratory and field experiments were undertaken to investigate the possible application of recycled crushed glass blended with crushed basaltic waste rock as a footpath base material. The laboratory experimental program included basic and specialized geotechnical tests including particle size distribution, modified Proctor compaction, particle density, water absorption, California bearing ratio (CBR), Los Angeles abrasion, pH, organic content, and triaxial shear tests. A field demonstration footpath comprising two sections of recycled glasswaste rock blends with 15% and 30% recycled glass content and a third control section with only waste rock was subsequently constructed on the basis of t..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank the Municipal Association of Victoria, Sustainability Victoria, Manningham City Council, and the Packaging Stewardship Forum of the Australian Food and Grocery Council for funding this research project. The authors also wish to thank Alex Fraser Group Pty. Ltd. for providing recycled aggregate samples for this research project. The views expressed in this paper are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of other parties.