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- Recycled crushed glass in road work applications
- Disfani, M. M.; Arulrajah, Arul; Bo, M. W.; Hankour, R.
- A comprehensive suite of geotechnical laboratory tests was undertaken on samples of recycled crushed glass produced in Victoria, Australia. Three types of recycled glass sources were tested being coarse, medium and fine sized glass. Laboratory testing results indicated that medium and fine sized recycled glass sources exhibit geotechnical behavior similar to natural aggregates. Coarse recycled glass was however found to be unsuitable for geotechnical engineering applications. Shear strength tests indicate that the fine and medium glass encompass shear strength parameters similar to that of natural sand and gravel mixtures comprising of angular particles. Environmental assessment tests indicated that the material meets the requirements of environmental protection authorities for fill material. The results were used to discuss potential usages of recycled glass as a construction material in geotechnical engineering applications particularly road works.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
- Waste Management, Vol. 31, no. 11 (Nov 2011), pp. 2341-2351
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0905 Civil Engineering; 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering; 090503 Construction Materials; 0907 Environmental Engineering
- Geotechnical experimentation; Recycled glass; Waste management
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