A procedure to assess suitability of plaster to protect vernacular earthen architecture

E. Hamard, J. C. Morel, Fernanda Salgado, Alain Marcom, Nicolas Meunier

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Abstract

As part of a working definition of a new code of practice, a methodology is being defined to determine the suitability of plasters manufactured on-site to protect earthen wall of vernacular architecture buildings. Given the diversity of raw earth construction methods, ranging from massive earth to stone masonry with earth mortars, and the variability of the materials used, it was proposed two on-site testing: a shrinkage test followed by a shear test. These tests, as well as additional tests, were performed on an earthen wall using two different earth plasters. This first testing campaign has permitted to validate the on-site shrinkage test but not the on-site shear test. A future testing campaign will explore the influence of various parameters on the shear test.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII
Pages507-516
Number of pages10
Volume118
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture - Chianciano Terme, Italy
Duration: 5 Sep 20117 Sep 2011

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Structural Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture
Abbreviated titleSTREMAH 2011
CountryItaly
CityChianciano Terme
Period5/09/117/09/11

Keywords

  • Durability
  • Earth plaster
  • Earthen vernacular architecture
  • On-site coating testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Hamard, E., Morel, J. C., Salgado, F., Marcom, A., & Meunier, N. (2011). A procedure to assess suitability of plaster to protect vernacular earthen architecture. In Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture XII (Vol. 118, pp. 507-516) https://doi.org/10.2495/STR110421