Feasibility on the Use of Pre-Compressed Scrap Tire Strips as Components of Laminated Building Structures

Citation:
Ogot MM. "Feasibility on the Use of Pre-Compressed Scrap Tire Strips as Components of Laminated Building Structures.". In: International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa. Vol. 28. Trans Tech Publ; 2017:.

Abstract:

This study developed the necessary underlying experimental data and models to demonstrate the feasibility of using pre-compression of scrap tire strips as components of laminates within building structures. The approach presents an economical alternative for the reuse of scrap tires, while accounting for the tire material properties that may not be directly suitable for use in building structures. The proposed approach exploits the elasticity of the tire material as the basis for creating adhesion between the strip tire laminates. Pre-compression of the tire laminates creates frictional forces that prevent layer separation, and able to withstand winds up to 140 mph. Both experimental and theoretical approaches are presented to show the approaches potential.

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