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Journal of Materials - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 830903, 6 pages -

Research Article

University College of Omran and Toseeh, Hamedan 65157 35617, Iran

Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research Group e-SEER, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Received 4 June 2015; Revised 29 September 2015; Accepted 29 September 2015

Academic Editor: Yulin Deng

Copyright © 2015 Behrouz Gordan and Azlan Adnan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


In terms of environmental issues and human health, one of the advisable techniques to improve soil behavior is the use of scrap tires for soil structures. According to the literature, Tire-Derived Aggregates TDA are one of the valuable materials in different field of Geotechnical that can be used. TDA properties correspond to some important factors such as high level of flexible, lightweight, high permeability and economic material comparing with sand. Strength performance based on increasing flexibility from laterite soil is the main goal of this study. For this purpose, tropical laterite soil was mixed using TDA and micro silica MS. As a research method, unconfined tests were carried for thirteen samples based on different percentage of the additives. As a result, the significant reduction for elasticity modulus and strength was observed when soil mixed just using TDA. In addition, the rate of strain at the peak of the curve was dramatically increased. The best performance was found using 6% additives when the ratio was 3% MS and 3% TDA. In fact, the effect of MS was more to increase strength. To recommend, the seepage controlling will investigate at next.

Author: Behrouz Gordan and Azlan Adnan



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