The volume of waste tires is normally generated in every society, which directly impact on the environment and causing serious problems. One of the possible alternatives for this waste tires are to use in geotechnical engineering applications. To this aim, this paper presents the results of laboratory study on the effect of tire chips on the properties of two different types of soils (clay and sand). Unconfined compressive test, swell consolidation test and CBR test were carried out with different percentages of tire chips (0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%)and clay admixture whereas unconsolidated untrained triaxial test were conducted on sand-tire chips admixture having 0%, 5%, 7%, 9%, 13%, 16% of tire chips. These tests were employed to investigate the effect of strength parameters such as secant modulus, ultimate yield stress and strain and optimum percentage of tire chips for clay and sandy soil. In all cases, by adding tire chips in sand up to 13% increased shear strength, stiffness and energy absorption capacity whereas 15% chip contents was optimum to reinforce the clayey soil.
triaxial test, unconfined test, CBR test, consolidation test.
Mahesh P Shettar , Gutu ofegaa , Anatole Berhanu Gobana "Soil Reinforcement with Waste Tire Chips" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 10 2020 Page 142-146
Mahesh P Shettar , Gutu ofegaa , Anatole Berhanu Gobana "Soil Reinforcement with Waste Tire Chips" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(10)