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Volume 18 (2016) Article 03
Geotechnical properties of peat soil stabilised with shredded waste tyre chips.
by M.A. Rahgozar and M. Saberian
Published online: 28.02.2016
To accommodate major civil engineering projects in or in the vicinity of peatlands, it is essential to stabilise peat deposits. On the other hand, the accumulation of waste tyres in recent decades has caused environmental problems around the world. An effective remedy for both issues is to use scrap tyre material to stabilise problematic peat soils. This article reports an experimental investigation of the effects of adding shredded tyre chips on the stability and bearing capacity of peat soil. Peat soil samples from the Chaghakhor Wetland (Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, Iran) were mixed with sand at a constant dosage of 400 kg m-3 and different percentages (0 %, 5 %, 10 %, 15 % and 20 % by weight) of shredded tyre chips. The unconfined compressive strength, effective cohesion, angle of internal friction and coefficient of permeability were measured for all of these mixtures. The results showed that adding shredded tyre chips significantly improved the geotechnical properties of the peat soil. The mixture with 10 % shredded tyre chips showed the highest unconfined compressive strength; the one with 15 % tyre chips exhibited the highest ductility; and adding 20 % shredded tyre chips provided the highest values for angle of internal friction, effective cohesion and coefficient of permeability. Scanning Electron Micrographs (SEM) showed that the pore spaces in the stabilised peat were mostly filled with sand.
Rahgozar, M.A. & Saberian, M. (2016): Geotechnical properties of peat soil stabilised with shredded waste tyre chips. Mires and Peat 18: Art. 03. (Online: http://www.mires-and-peat.net/pages/volumes/map18/map1803.php); 10.19189/MaP.2015.OMB.205
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