FILL STABILIZATION USING NON-BIODEGRADABLE WASTE PRODUCTS

THIS STUDY IS A LABORATORY INVESTIGATION OF THE STABILIZING EFFECTS OF INCLUDING VARIOUS SOLID NON-BIODEGRADABLE WASTE MATERIALS IN FOUR TYPICAL HIGHWAY EMBANKMENT SOILS. WASTE MATERIALS INCLUDED PORTIONS OF DISCARDED RUBBER AUTOMOBILE TIRES, BROKEN GLASS CONTAINERS AND TIN AND ALUMINUM CARS. COMPACTED SOIL SPECIMENS WITH VARIOUS PERCENTAGES OF WASTE MATERIALS IN DIFFERENT LAYERING SYSTEMS WERE SUBJECT TO LARGE-SCALE TRIAXIAL COMPRESSION TESTING TO DETERMINE CHANGES IN SHEAR STRENGTH PARAMETERS. FLATTENED TIN AND ALUMINUM CONTAINERS WERE FOUND TO PROVIDE THE GREATEST STABILIZING BENEFIT AND STRENGTH IMPROVEMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No DOT-TL-2124-1-73-25
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95819
  • Authors:
    • HANNON, J B
    • Forsyth, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00233493
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 19 1974 12:00AM