APPLICATIONS OF TIRE BALES IN TRANSPORTATION PRODUCTS

There are growing interests in the utilization of recycled tire bales for civil engineering applications, triggered partly by the significant volumes of tires that could be disposed of in transportation projects. However, evaluation of bale properties and performance is, at least, limited. This paper summarizes the benefits and shortcomings of using tire bales in civil engineering projects, as well as information collected to date on their mechanical properties. In addition, a summary of the current U.S. scrap tire market is presented, which is supported with case studies and an economic analysis comparing the cost of tire bales to conventional fills. Finally recommendations for further research on the behavior of tire bales as a lightweight fill are presented.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 42-60
  • Monograph Title: RECYCLED MATERIALS IN GEOTECHNICS. PROCEEDINGS OF SESSIONS OF THE ASCE CIVIL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00987865
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0784407568
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 2005 12:00AM