Use of Post-Consumer Corrugated Fiberboard as Fine Aggregate Replacement in Controlled Low-Strength Materials

    Volume 9, Issue 2 (February 2012)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 14 February 2012

    Page Count: 12


    Hanson, James L.
    California Polytechnic State Univ.,

    Stone, Gregory M.
    Staff Engineer,

    Yesiller, Nazli
    California Polytechnic State Univ.,

    (Received 1 March 2011; accepted 19 December 2011)

    Abstract

    This study was conducted to investigate the use of post-consumer corrugated board in controlled low-strength material (CLSM) applications. Corrugated fiberboard (termed corrugate), which constitutes a significant fraction of the municipal solid waste stream in the United States (approximately one third by weight), was used as a partial replacement for fine aggregate in CLSM at aggregate replacement ratios ranging from 0 % (i.e., control) to 6 %. The corrugate was fiberized (i.e., repulped) in a blender prior to being mixed with other constituents in the CLSM. The density, air content, and flow consistency of the fresh CLSM were determined, and bleeding was qualitatively assessed. Also, the unconfined compressive strength was determined for the resulting mixtures at different test ages. As the corrugate content increased, air content and water demand increased, density and compressive strength decreased, and some mixtures exhibited excessive bleeding. Corrugated fiberboard was determined to be effective as a fine aggregate replacement to produce mixtures with 28-day compressive strengths within the range for excavatable CLSM.


    Paper ID: JAI103843

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI103843

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    Title Use of Post-Consumer Corrugated Fiberboard as Fine Aggregate Replacement in Controlled Low-Strength Materials
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    Committee D18