Shear Properties of Sand Tire Chips Mixtures

 

Aminaton Marto

Professor of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia e-mail: aminaton@utm.my

Nima Latifi

Ph.D Student of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
e-mail: En_latifi@yahoo.com

Razieh Moradi

Ph.D Student of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
e-mail: mrazieh2@live.utm.my

Mohsen Oghabi

Ph.D Student of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
e-mail: mrazieh2@live.utm.my

Sayyed Yaghoub Zolfeghari

Ph.D Student of Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 81310 Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
e-mail: syzoalfeghary@gmail.com

 

 ABSTRACT

Disposal scrap tires are environmental dilemma. However, they can improve the characteristics of soil which is an essential material of construction. This paper discusses the shear characteristics of sand after adding various percentages of scrap tires through direct shear tests. It was also the aim of this study to analyze the effects of normal stress, tire content, and sand matrix unit weight. Sand and tire chips were mixed with different weight percentages. Three normal stresses were considered for all the experiments. The internal friction angle and the effects of different parameters in the experiments were analyzed and discussed. The results of the study showed that adding tire chips can improve the shear characteristics of soil.

Keywords: shear properties, tire chips, sand, friction angle, dry density.

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