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Author(s): Castorina S. Vieira
Paulo Pereira
Title: Interface shear properties of geosynthetics and construction and demolition waste from large-scale direct shear tests
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: In recent years environmental sustainability has demanded a progressive increase of waste recycling in general and waste value-added utilisation in the construction industry in particular. As regards the application of construction and demolition wastes (C&DW) in geotechnical works, it has been noticed that the use of recycled aggregates is found mostly in road construction. Value-added utilisation of C&DW in geosynthetic-reinforced structures is almost an unexplored field. This paper presents the results of physical, mechanical and environmental characterisation of recycled C&DW, as well as the direct shear behaviour of three recycled C&DW-geosynthetic interfaces. The C&DW material was collected from a recycling plant and came from the demolition of single-family houses and the cleaning of land with illegal deposits of C&DW. Two geogrids and one geocomposite reinforcement (high-strength geotextile) were used to assess the behaviour of C&DW-geosynthetic interfaces. The environmental characterisation of the C&DW, carried out through leaching tests, did not show environmental concerns. Direct shear test results have demonstrated that properly selected and compacted C&DW can exhibit shear strength similar to natural soils. The coefficients of interaction achieved for C&DW-geosynthetic interfaces compare well with those reported in the literature for soil-geosynthetic interfaces under similar conditions, which supports the feasibility of using these recycled materials as backfill in geosynthetic-reinforced structures.
Subject: Engenharia civil, Engenharia civil
Civil engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Related Information: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia/Projectos de I&DT em Todos os Domínios Científicos/PTDC/ECM-GEO/0622/2012|FCOMP-01-0124-FEDER-028842/Aplicação sustentável de Resíduos de Construção e Demolição (RCD) em estruturas reforçadas com geossintéticos/RCD-VALOR
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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