A Study on Geotechnical Characteristics of Compacted Shredded Tyre-Soil Mixes
Keywords:Geotechnical Characteristics, Shredded Tyre-Soil Mixes, Red soil, Soil Strength, Shear tests
This paper deals to enhance the properties of the soil using the waste product which can be available easily. So, this paper is on stabilisation of locally available red soil using a waste product i.e. the shredded tyre chips. CBR test followed by the compaction test is conducted to study the fundamental physical properties of soil–rubber interaction. The waste tyres were added in different proportion of 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20% by weight and are mixed with the soil and various tests were done. It was found that with the addition of15% shredder tyre chips the CBR value increases from 4.66 to 7.03 inunsoaked condition and 2.7959 to 4.2889 in soaked condition. This shows that shredded tyres chips are capable of increasing the strength of the soil and hence can be used for soil stabilisation.
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