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Weathering the storm: A framework to assess the resistance of earthen structures to water damage

Beckett, C. T. S., Jaquin, P. A. & Morel, J. C., 21 Jan 2020, In : Construction and Building Materials. 242, 118098.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Weathering
Durability
Water
Earth (planet)
Construction industry
2019
7 Citations (Scopus)
3 Downloads (Pure)

Analysis of the water absorption test to assess the intrinsic permeability of earthen materials 

Fabbri, A., Soudani, L., McGregor, F. & Morel, J-C., 28 Feb 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 199, p. 154-162 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Water absorption
Water
Water content
Compressive strength
Flow of fluids

Assessing the Three-Dimensional Behaviour of Dry Stone Retaining Walls by Full-Scale Experiments

Le, H. H., Morel, J. C., Colas, A. S., Terrade, B. & Garnier, D., 5 May 2019, In : International Journal of Architectural Heritage. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Retaining walls
Experiments
Three-dimensional
Experiment
France

Closure to the discussion of “Analysis of the water absorption test to assess the intrinsic permeability of earthen materials”

Fabbri, A., Soudani, L., McGregor, F. & Morel, J. C., 20 Aug 2019, In : Construction and Building Materials. 216, p. 362-364 3 p.

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Micromorphological description of vernacular cob process and comparison with rammed earth

Hamard, E., Cammas, C., Lemercier, B., Cazacliu, B. & Morel, J. C., 11 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers of Architectural Research. (In-press), p. (In-press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Earth (planet)
know how
thin section
manufacturing
plastic

The performance testing of earthen materials: Challenges and future developments

Fabbri, A. & Morel, J. C., 1 Jan 2019, Fifth International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT5): Volume 3 (SCMT Conferences). Ganjian, E., Claisse, P., Limbachiya, M. & Goyal, A. (eds.). International Committee of the SCMT conferences, Vol. 3. p. 552-558 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Open Access
File
Earth (planet)
Testing
Soils
8 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
economy
masonry
clay soil
niche
economics
2018
8 Citations (Scopus)
9 Downloads (Pure)

A new methodology to identify and quantify material resource at a large scale for earth construction – Application to cob in Brittany

Hamard, E., Lemercier, B., Cazacliu, B., Razakamanantsoa, A. & Morel, J. C., 10 May 2018, In : Construction and Building Materials. 170, p. 485-497 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Earth (planet)
Soils
Availability
Silt
Gravel
22 Downloads (Pure)

Hydric characterisation of rammed earth samples for different lime concentrations

Soudani, L., Fabbri, A., Woloszyn, M., Grillet, A. C. & Morel, J. C., 12 Apr 2018, In : IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 143, 1, p. 1-12 13 p., 012010.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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lime
relative humidity
water uptake
pathology
compressive strength
2017
16 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Energy evaluation of rammed earth walls using long term in-situ measurements

Soudani, L., Woloszyn, M., Fabbri, A., Morel, J-C. & Grillet, A-C., 1 Jan 2017, In : Solar Energy. 141, p. 70-80 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Earth (planet)
Solar energy
Air quality
Heat resistance
Quality control
5 Citations (Scopus)
67 Downloads (Pure)

Historical Rammed Earth Process Description Thanks to Micromorphological Analysis

Hamard, E., Cammas, C., Fabbri, A., Razakamanantsoa, A., Cazacliu, B. & Morel, J-C., 2017, In : International Journal of Architectural Heritage. 11, 3, p. 314-323

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Earth (planet)
Farms
Water content
Methodology
Boundary layers
29 Downloads (Pure)

Laboratory investigation of hygrothermal monitoring of hempconcrete walls

Soudani, L., Fabbri, A., McGregor, F. & Morel, J-C., 19 Nov 2017, In : RILEM Technical Letters. 2, p. 20-26 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Hemp
Monitoring
Concretes
Insulating materials
Temperature sensors
7 Citations (Scopus)
27 Downloads (Pure)

Procedure to determine the impact of the surface film resistance on the hygric properties of composite clay/fibre plasters

McGregor, F., Fabbri, A., Ferreira, J., Simões, T., Morel, J-C. & Faria, P., Aug 2017, In : Materials and Structures. 50, 4, 13 p., 193.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Plaster
Clay
Fibers
Vapors
Composite materials
2016
6 Citations (Scopus)
96 Downloads (Pure)

3D failure of a scale-down dry stone retaining wall: a DEM modelling

Quezada, J-C., Vincens, E., Mouterde, R. & Morel, J-C., 15 Jun 2016, In : Engineering Structures. 117, p. 506-517

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Retaining walls
Steel
Brick
Quality control
Sustainable development
4 Citations (Scopus)
33 Downloads (Pure)

3D homogenised strength criterion for masonry: application to drystone retaining walls

Le, H. H., Garnier, D., Colas, A-S., Terrade, B. & Morel, J-C., 4 Jun 2016, In : Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 95, p. 239-253

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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File
masonry
Retaining walls
retaining
Mechanics
Physics
28 Citations (Scopus)

A review on the buffering capacity of earth building materials

McGregor, F., Heath, A., Maskell, D., Fabbri, A. & Morel, J-C., 5 Oct 2016, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials. 169, 5, p. 241-251 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Earth (planet)
Clay
Atmospheric humidity
Moisture
Hemp
42 Citations (Scopus)
48 Downloads (Pure)

Assessment of the validity of some common assumptions in hygrothermal modelling of earth based materials

Soudani, L., Fabbri, A., Morel, J-C., Woloszyn, M., Chabriac, P. A., Wong, H. & Grillet, A. C., 21 Jan 2016, In : Energy and Buildings. 116, p. 498–511

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Earth (planet)
Water vapor
Liquids
Latent heat
Water
20 Citations (Scopus)
304 Downloads (Pure)

Cob, a vernacular earth construction process in the context of modern sustainable building

Hamard, E., Cazacliu, B., Razakamanantsoa, A. & Morel, J-C., 11 Jun 2016, In : Building and Environment. 106, p. 103-119

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Earth (planet)
Fibers
social impact
formatting
quality control

Cross curves of stability for drystone retaining wall design

Colas, A. S., Garnier, D., Morel, J. C., Ciblac, T. & O’Neill, C., 2016, Brick and Block Masonry: Trends, Innovations and Challenges - Proceedings of the 16th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, IBMAC 2016. CRC Press/Balkema, p. 165-170 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

Retaining walls
Mortar
Agriculture
11 Citations (Scopus)
79 Downloads (Pure)

Earth blocks stabilized by cow-dung

Millogo, Y., Aubert, J. E., Séré, A. D., Fabbri, A. & Morel, J-C., 22 Jan 2016, In : Materials and Structures. 49, 11, p. 4583–4594 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Microscopic examination
Earth (planet)
Kaolin
Silicates
Quartz

Earthen Materials and Constructions

Fabbri, A. & Morel, J-C., 22 Feb 2016, Nonconventional and Vernacular Construction Materials: Characterisation, Properties and Applications. Harries, K. A. & Sharma, B. (eds.). Woodhead Publishing, Vol. (In Press).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ashes
Soil cement
Bamboo
Natural fibers
Composite materials
6 Citations (Scopus)
24 Downloads (Pure)

How to Use In-situ Soils as Building Materials

Bui, Q-B., Morel, J-C., Tran, V-H., Hans, S. & Oggero, M., 2016, In : Procedia Engineering. 145, p. 1119-1126

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Soils
Concretes
Architectural design
Sustainable development
Life cycle
43 Citations (Scopus)
43 Downloads (Pure)

Impact of relative humidity on the mechanical behavior of compacted earth as a building material

Champiré, F., Fabbri, A., Morel, J-C., Wong, H. & McGregor, F., 1 May 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 110, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Atmospheric humidity
Earth (planet)
Ecology
Formability
Water content
24 Citations (Scopus)
15 Downloads (Pure)

Modeling rammed earth wall using discrete element method

Bui, T. T., Bui, Q. B., Limam, A. & Morel, J-C., Mar 2016, In : Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics. 28, 1, p. 523-538

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Finite difference method
Earth (planet)
cohesion
Sustainable development
Numerical models
1 Citation (Scopus)
224 Downloads (Pure)

Physical, mechanical and hygrothermal properties of lateritic building stones (LBS) from Burkina Faso

Abhilash, H. N., McGregor, F., Millogo, Y., Fabbri, A., Séré, A. D., Aubert, J. E. & Morel, J-C., 22 Aug 2016, In : Construction and Building Materials. 125, p. 731-741 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Moisture
Developing countries
Strength of materials
Quality control
Sorption
30 Citations (Scopus)
166 Downloads (Pure)

Towards a simple compressive strength test for earth bricks?

Aubert, J. E., Maillard, P., Morel, J-C. & Al Rafii, M., May 2016, In : Materials and Structures. 46, 5, p. 1641-1654

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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Brick
Compressive strength
Earth (planet)
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Polytetrafluoroethylenes
27 Downloads (Pure)

Upper-bound solution for the stability of stone-facing embankments

Colas, A. S., Morel, J-C. & Garnier, D., Oct 2016, In : Materials and Structures. 49, 10, p. 4279–4289 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Facings
Embankments
Granular materials
Dams
Friction