A green lightweight composite panel system using recycled tyres

Project description

This study investigated the incorporation of recycled tyre crumb (RTC) in lightweight concrete as a sustainable option with the perspective of the future commercial application. The lightweight concrete with RTC revealed improved sound and thermal insulation and lower water permeability as well as impact resistant and high energy adsorption. The outcomes can increase the end-usages of RTC and circumvent its environmental issues as well as having economic benefits of a sustainable manufacturing.

Publications

  1. Kashani, A., Ngo, T. D., Mendis, P., Black, J. R., & Hajimohammadi, A. (2017). A sustainable application of recycled tyre crumbs as insulator in lightweight cellular concrete. Journal of Cleaner Production.

 

Project team

Leader: Tuan Ngo

Staff: Prof Priyan Mendis, A/Prof Lu Aye, Dr Guillermo Narsilio, Dr Mahdi Miri Disfani

Sponsors: Tyre Stewardship Australia

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Optimisation of resources and infrastructure projects

Disciplines

Infrastructure Engineering

Domains

Optimisation of resources and infrastructure

Keywords

civil engineering; geopolymers; sustainable systems