Scrap tire chips as a gee-material to improve seismic performance of structures

Hemanta Hazarika, I. Sugano, E. Kohama, Y. Suzuki

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Abstract

This research attempts to exploit the potential of tire chips as a tool to reduce the earthquake induced load against offshore and coastal structures, and thus improving the seismic performance of such important facilities. AB underwater shaking table test was conducted on a gravity type quay wall, behind which a compressible layer of lire chips was placed as cushion. The results show that the dynamic earth pressure against the wall could be significantly reduced using the tire chips cushion. In addition, as compared to conventional quay wall with no protective measures, the presence of such sandwiched cushion could reduce the earthquake-induced residual displacement of the quay wall.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th ICEG Environmental Geotechnics: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics - Proceedings of the ISSMGE 5th Int. Congress
Pages1402-1409
Number of pages8
VolumeII
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event5th ICEG Environmental Geotechnics: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering's (ISSMGE) 5th International Congress - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 26 2006Jun 30 2006

Other

Other5th ICEG Environmental Geotechnics: Opportunities, Challenges and Responsibilities for Environmental Geotechnics - International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering's (ISSMGE) 5th International Congress
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff, Wales
Period6/26/066/30/06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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