Composite Structures Using Asphalt Based Roofing Scrap Materials
Matching Research Agency
|Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA)|
|K. Chandrashekhara, Professor|
University of Missouri-Rolla
Mechanical/ Aerospace/Engineering Mechanics
122-A ME Annex
Rolla, MO 65409
|One (1) graduate student|
|To The focus of the proposed research is to develop composite structures from recovered roofing scrap. The use of recycled materials in composites provides the potential for large cost savings. This project will also impact the community by diverting thousands of tons of shingles and other waste materials from the landfills.|
|Composite panels will be manufactured from ground scrap shingles. Pultruded composite tubes will be used as the outer skin and the core will be composed of ground-up shingles. Pultrusion is an automated and continuous process to manufacture polymer composite structural shapes. Experimental tests will be conducted and applications to sound barrier system will be investigated.|
- Grinding of the scrap shingles.
- Composite manufacturing.
- Experimental load-tests.
|Low costs products|
|Project Start Date:||06/30/2000|
|Project End Date:||06/30/2002|
Relationship to other Research/Projects
Technology Transfer Activities
|Marketing strategy will be developed in collaboration with Future Tek, Inc., and Lemay Center for Composites Technology.|
Transportation Research Board Keywords
|FRP, pultrusion, recycled shingles and sound barrier system|