Optimum Blend Ratio of Tropical Soil and Porcelain Tile Residue to Highway Applications Based on Statistical Analysis of the Results of Unconfined Compression Tests

  • Silvia Cristina Justo Fernandes Nobre de Araujo, Carina Maia Lins Costa, Yuri Daniel Jatobá Costa
  • Applied Mechanics and Materials, May 2016, Trans Tech Publications
  • DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/amm.835.402

Amont of residue to use, based on statistics

What is it about?

There is a large amount of residue generated during the polishing process of producing porcelain tiles. This residue has a potential to be used for pavement purposes, however, it is needed to know what is the optimum percentage of addition of this residue to the soil, in order to acquire the highest or ideal strength. Thus, the authors used statistic analysis, based on the results of a laboratory test, to identify the optimum blend.

Why is it important?

Involves an environmental aspect of the reuse of an industrial waste, besides the study of new material for highway applications.


Mrs Silvia Cristina Justo Fernandes Nobre Araujo
University of Manitoba

This paper might help authors researching about the use of porcelain tile residues to identify what would be the optimum blend for soil and residue in Brazil. Also, this study is helpful to those researching about new materials for compact fills.

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