Pullout Resistance Factors of Metal Strips in Tire Shred-Sand Mixtures

B, Umashankar and Prezzi, M and Salgado, R (2014) Pullout Resistance Factors of Metal Strips in Tire Shred-Sand Mixtures. In: Geo-Shanghai 2014, 26-28 May , 2014, Shanghai, China.

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Shredded tires mixed with sand are used as a backfill material for mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls and as an embankment fill material. Use of tire shred-soil mixtures as backfill materials in mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls has several advantages over other backfill materials: (1) good drainage; (2) high shear strength; and (3) low compacted unit weight. Estimation of pullout resistance of reinforcement embedded in tire shred-sand mixtures is essential for the design of these structures. In this paper, the results of large-scale laboratory pullout tests on ribbed-metal strips in tire shred-sand mixtures are presented. The effects of tire shred size, tire shred-sand mixing ratio and confining pressure on the interaction between the ribbed-metal strip and tire shred-sand mixtures are also evaluated. Three sizes of tire shreds are considered: tire chips (with 9.5-mm nominal size); tire shreds 50-to-100 mm and 100-to-200 mm in length with mixing ratios of 0, 12, 25; and, 100% of tire shreds in the mixtures (by weight). For the test conditions considered in the study, the pullout resistance factors of metal strips placed in sand only ranged from 0.87-1.49, whereas, for tire shred-sand mixtures, this factor ranged from 0.75-1.25, 0.57-1.08, and 0.32-0.54 for the 12/88 mix, 25/75 mix and 100/0 mix, respectively.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Environmental engineering, Geotechnical engineering
Subjects: Civil Engineering > Soil Structure Interaction
Divisions: Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2015 06:55
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 06:36
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/2000
Publisher URL: https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413432.024
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