In order to produce an economically suitable pavement base course material, a coordinated laboratory and field study involving the reinforcement of cement-stabilized recycled concrete aggregate with strips of reclaimed plastic or tire wires and tire chunks from recycled scrap tires has been carried out. The field program included constructing 12 test sections using different proportions of various waste materials. Laboratory split tensile tests and beam flexural tests have been performed to characterize the reinforced specimens. Results of the study indicate that caution and careful investigation should be exercised when contemplating the incorporation of waste products in the component layers.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Transportation Research Record|
|State||Published - Jul 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Civil and Structural Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering