STP1275: Use of Shredded Tires in the Subbase Layer of Asphalt Pavements

    Papp, WJ
    Graduate Student Research Assistant, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    Maher, MH
    Associate Professor and Department Chairman, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

    Baker, RF
    Research Engineer, Trenton, NJ

    Pages: 13    Published: Jan 1997


    Abstract

    Research was conducted on the use of shredded scrap tires for use in the subbase layer of asphalt pavements. Mixtures of shredded scrap tires with virgin soil provide a means of recycling unwanted tires and conserving a finite supply of virgin soil. The mechanistic procedure for the design of pavement systems requires resilient modulus values. Plastic and elastic strains were measured using external LVDT' s and internal proximity sensors. Resilient modulus measurements were conducted on cohesionless soils mixed with various amounts of shredded tire chips. The performance of the shredded tire mixture is compared to that of the naturally occurring virgin soil used in subbase applications in New Jersey. A number of experimental issues are discussed such as: method of compaction, optimum ratio of shredded tire chips to soil, optimum size and gradation of shredded tire chips, and strength testing using California Bearing Ratio.

    Keywords:

    shredded tires, resilient modulus, California bearing ratio, subbase, compaction


    Paper ID: STP15658S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.20

    DOI: 10.1520/STP15658S


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