Deformability Parameters of LIghtweight Fills

Principal Investigator(s):

Andrew Drescher, Former Professor, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering


  • David Newcomb, Former University Researcher, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering

Project summary:

Laboratory loading/unloading compaction tests, and long-term creep tests, will be conducted on assemblies of shredded tire pieces. These will allow for evaluating their deformability characteristics such as the compression and swell indices, Young's Modulus and Poisson's ratio. Anisotropy due to flattened shape of shredded tire pieces will be investigated. Computer program CIRCLY will be used to determine the influence of material anisotropy on settlements of pavement systems containing shredded tires lightweight fill.

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