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Analysis and Modification of Engineering Behavior of Soil Using Plastic Waste Materials

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Plastic waste management becomes a serious issue all over the world. Dumping of plastic waste on land without treating it degraded the properties of parent material. The main objective of this study is to demonstrate the use of plastic waste for improving properties of soil and soil subgrade underlying by aggregate base which is applicable in construction of embankment and flexible pavement respectively. Waste plastic water bottles converted into plastic strips with an aspect ratio of 6%. The behavior of randomly distributed plastic strip-reinforced soil system and soil aggregate system was observed by conducting soaked CBR test series with different percentage of plastic strips (0%, 0.5%, 1% and 2%). Results of study show that soil reinforced with waste plastic strips has significant increase in CBR values with respect to unreinforced soil in both the cases. The results also reveal that the 1% of plastic strip-reinforced soil system and soil aggregate system show significant improvement in strength.

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  • Plastic waste
  • CBR
  • Soil
  • Aggregate

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Solanki, Y., Jambudia, M., Shah, A. (2021). Analysis and Modification of Engineering Behavior of Soil Using Plastic Waste Materials. In: Patel, S., Solanki, C.H., Reddy, K.R., Shukla, S.K. (eds) Proceedings of the Indian Geotechnical Conference 2019 . Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, vol 136. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-33-6444-8_59

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