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Stress-strain response of plastic waste mixed soil

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Chouksey, Sandeep Kumar (2011) Stress-strain response of plastic waste mixed soil. In: Waste Management, 31 (3). pp. 481-488.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2010.09.018


Recycling plastic waste from water bottles has become one of the major challenges worldwide. The present study provides an approach for the use plastic waste as reinforcement material in soil. The experimental results in the form of stress-strain-pore water pressure response are presented. Based on experimental test results, it is observed that the strength of soil is improved and compressibility reduced significantly with addition of a small percentage of plastic waste to the soil. The use of the improvement in strength and compressibility response due to inclusion of plastic waste can be advantageously used in bearing capacity improvement and settlement reduction in the design of shallow foundations. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2011 10:54
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2011 10:54
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/36171

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