Sand - Rubber mixtures submitted to isotropic loading: A minimal model

Auriane Platzer, Salman Rouhanifar, Patrick Richard, Bogdan Cazacliu, Erdin Ibraim

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The volume of scrap tyres, an undesired urban waste, is increasing rapidly in every country. Mixing sand and rubber particles as a lightweight backfill is one of the possible alternatives to avoid stockpiling them in the environment. This paper presents a minimal model aiming to capture the evolution of the void ratio of sand-rubber mixtures undergoing an isotropic compression loading. It is based on the idea that, submitted to a pressure, the rubber chips deform and partially fill the porous space of the system, leading to a decrease of the void ratio with increasing pressure. Our simple approach is capable of reproducing experimental data for two types of sand (a rounded one and a sub-angular one) and up to mixtures composed of 50% of rubber.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2017
Subtitle of host publication8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Montpellier, France, July 3-7, 2017
EditorsF Radjai, S. Nezamabadi, S. Luding and J.Y. Delenne
Place of PublicationMontpellier, France
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


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