Abrasion resistance of sustainable green concrete containing waste tire rubber particles

Blessen Skariah Thomas, Sanjeev Kumar (Lead / Corresponding author), Priyansha Mehra, Ramesh Chandra Gupta, Miquel Joseph, Laszlo J. Csetenyi

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The development of new environmental friendly concretes such as rubberized concrete is being promoted due to the environmental problems created by the waste tire rubber. Every year millions of tires are discarded, thrown away or buried all over the world, representing a very serious threat to the ecology. In this study, we analyse the potential of waste tire rubber particles as a partial substitute for fine aggregates in normal strength and high strength cement concrete and the resistance to abrasion has been measured. Statistical Analysis was carried out to strengthen the results obtained from experiments. The results show that the use of tire rubber particles can improve the abrasion resistance of concrete, and this can ensure its applications in pavements, floors and concrete highways, or in places where there are abrasive forces between surfaces and moving objects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)906-909
Number of pages4
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Early online date10 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2016


  • Abrasion
  • Concrete
  • Mechanical properties
  • Waste management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • General Materials Science


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