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Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Fly Ash Mixed with Randomly Distributed Plastic Waste

Babu, Sivakumar GL and Jaladurgam, Raja ME (2014) Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Fly Ash Mixed with Randomly Distributed Plastic Waste. In: JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 26 (12).

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Abstract

In order to explore the potential use of fly ash and plastic waste in bulk quantities in civil engineering applications, it is necessary to understand the behavior of fly ash and fly ash mixed with plastic waste. These materials are considered as wastes and in this study, it is shown that combination of fly ash and plastic waste is very useful. In this regard, various tests such as classification tests, unconfined compressive strength and compressibility tests, consolidated undrained tests, and California bearing ratio tests were conducted. The results indicated that the inclusion of plastic waste in fly ash is effective in improving the engineering properties of fly ash in terms of compressive strength, shear strength parameters, and CBR values. In order to understand the effect of sample size on the shear strength parameters of fly ash and fly ash mixed with plastic waste, consolidated undrained tests were conducted with sample sizes of 38x76mm and 50x100mm. The results of the tests indicate that the shear strength increases with the increase in sample size. The implication of the use of fly ash mixed with plastic waste in unpaved roads is presented in terms of reduction of carbon print.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the ASCE-AMER SOC CIVIL ENGINEERS, 1801 ALEXANDER BELL DR, RESTON, VA 20191-4400 USA
Keywords: Fly ash; Fibers; Plastics; Deformation; Recycling; Fly ash; Engineering properties; Fiber; Plastic waste
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 06:42
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 06:42
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/50511

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