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ISRN Civil Engineering
Volume 2011, Article ID 310742, 15 pages
Research Article

Tension and Compression Behaviour of Fly Ash-Lime-Gypsum Composite Mixed with Treated Tyre Chips

Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh 177005, India

Received 21 January 2011; Accepted 1 March 2011

Academic Editors: Y. Lai, I. Smith, and D. Zeng

Copyright © 2011 S. P. Guleria and R. K. Dutta. 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.


This paper presents the results of effect of inclusion of water, sodium hydroxide and carbon tetrachloride treated tire chips on Compressive load, tensile load, axial strain, diametral strain, toughness index and post peak behaviour of the reference mix containing fly ash + 8% lime + 0.9% gypsum for a curing period varying from 7 to 180 days using three different curing methods. The results of this study revealed that the axial/diametral strain, axial/tensile load of reference mix mixed with dry tyre chip can be increased with the treatment provided on dry tyre chips. The axial/diametral strain, axial/tensile load, toughness index improves with the change in curing method and curing period. Potential use of this relatively new constructional material can be road pavement having light traffic.