Accelerated degradation of recycled plastic piling in aggressive soils

Magued Iskander, M. Hassan

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Fiber-reinforced polymer composites represent an alternative construction material without many of the performance disadvantages of traditional materials. The use of fiber-reinforced polymer as a pile material can eliminate deterioration problems of conventional piling materials in waterfront environments and aggressive soils. This paper presents the preliminary results of an experimental study conducted to assess the durability of piling made of recycled plastics in aggressive soils for long-term usage in civil infrastructure applications. An accelerated testing protocol permitting predicting of the behavior of plastic piles was developed. Specimens were exposed to solutions with fixed acidic, basic, and neutral pH at elevated temperatures. Compressive strength was used as an index to quantify the degradation of the specimens. An Arrhenius model was used to predict the service life of the product.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-187
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Composites for Construction
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2001

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Soils
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Fibers
Service life
Compressive strength
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Durability
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Temperature

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  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computational Mechanics

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Accelerated degradation of recycled plastic piling in aggressive soils. / Iskander, Magued; Hassan, M.

In: Journal of Composites for Construction, Vol. 5, No. 3, 08.2001, p. 179-187.

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