Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291370
Title:
Sand stabilization using waste plastics
Author:
Owsiany, Dana Lynn, 1969-
Issue Date:
1993
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
A study on the possible use of melted waste thermoplastics to stabilize soils, and produce plastic-soil structural composites is presented. Specifically, the effects of melted thermoplastics on the shear strength, and creep characteristics of sands are examined. An extensive experimental program was conducted to examine the strength and creep characteristics of different plastic-sand compositions. It was found that increasing plastic content in the sand results in stronger, and stiffer soils with negligible creep deformations for loads which are at least 50% of the strength of the composite. It is expected that injection of melted waste thermoplastics in sands can improve significantly the engineering characteristics of foundation, and slope stability of sands. Other potential applications include construction of structural elements, bricks, etc.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Geotechnology.; Engineering, Civil.; Plastics Technology.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Kiousis, Panos D.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSand stabilization using waste plasticsen_US
dc.creatorOwsiany, Dana Lynn, 1969-en_US
dc.contributor.authorOwsiany, Dana Lynn, 1969-en_US
dc.date.issued1993en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractA study on the possible use of melted waste thermoplastics to stabilize soils, and produce plastic-soil structural composites is presented. Specifically, the effects of melted thermoplastics on the shear strength, and creep characteristics of sands are examined. An extensive experimental program was conducted to examine the strength and creep characteristics of different plastic-sand compositions. It was found that increasing plastic content in the sand results in stronger, and stiffer soils with negligible creep deformations for loads which are at least 50% of the strength of the composite. It is expected that injection of melted waste thermoplastics in sands can improve significantly the engineering characteristics of foundation, and slope stability of sands. Other potential applications include construction of structural elements, bricks, etc.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectGeotechnology.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectPlastics Technology.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorKiousis, Panos D.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1353110en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2758964xen_US
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