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Analytical model for stress-strain response of plastic waste mixed soil

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Chouksey, Sandeep Kumar (2012) Analytical model for stress-strain response of plastic waste mixed soil. In: Journal of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste, 16 (3). pp. 219-228.

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Recycling plastic water bottles has become one of the major challenges world wide. The present study provides an approach for the use of plastic waste as reinforcement material in soil, which can be used for ground improvement, subbases, and subgrade preparation in road construction. The experimental results are presented in the form of stress-strain-pore water pressure response and compression paths. On the basis of experimental test results, it is observed that the strength of soil is improved and compressibility reduced significantly with the addition of a small percentage of plastic waste to the soil. In this paper, an analytical model is proposed to evaluate the response of plastic waste mixed soil. It is noted that the model captures the stress-strain and pore water pressure response of all percentages of plastic waste adequately. The paper also provides a comparative study of failure stress obtained from different published models and the proposed model, which are compared with experimental results. The improvement in strength attributable to the inclusion of plastic waste can be advantageously used in ground improvement projects.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society of Civil Engineers.
Keywords: Recycling; Plastic Waste; Stress Strain Behavior; Constitutive Model
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2014 09:01
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 09:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/48806

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