American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

A Review on Construction Technologies that Enables Environmental Protection: Rubberized Concrete

G. Senthil Kumaran, Nurdin Mushule and M. Lakshmipathy

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2008.40.44

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 1, Issue 1

Pages 40-44

Abstract

Throughout the world, the disposal of used tires is a major environmental problem causing environmental hazards such as breeding ground for mosquitoes, producing uncontrolled fire and they are contaminating the soil and vegetation. Therefore, there is an urgent need to identify alternative outlets for these tyres, with the emphasis on recycling the waste tyre. Concrete is an excellent structural material and considered as essential for the modern civilization and human society. Now, the use of waste tires in concrete has become technically feasible and the concrete is being considered as light weight concrete. This study reviews the feasibility of using waste tires in the form of chips and fibers with different sizes in concrete to improve the strength as well as protecting the environment. Also it reviews the potential application in the field by exploiting its unique characteristics and properties. In this study, we outline the use of rubberized concrete in structural and non-structural members and show how it is suitable for the concrete, its uses, barriers and benefits and way to future study.

Copyright

© 2008 G. Senthil Kumaran, Nurdin Mushule and M. Lakshmipathy. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.