Comparaison de méthodes d'essais de mesures des caractéristiques mécaniques des mortiers de terre

Translated title of the contribution: Empirical comparison of testing methods on measurements of the mechanical characteristics of soil mortars

A. Pkla, Ali Mesbah, V. Rigassi, J. C. Morel

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Abstract

There are few studies on soil mortars, yet different procedures are utilized. All the testing procedure for classical sand-lime-cement mortars cannot be used without appropriate checking because of the activity of clay and because of the stiffness of the soil mortar which is much lower. This article presents some laboratory procedures used on soil-cement mortars; their comparison in the case of the compression strength measurement shows some major differences in the results. For the measurement of workability and tensile strength, the first results can give a base for the choice of a procedure. Finally some elements will be given to correlate the soil mortar characteristics with the masonry behaviour.

Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)108-117
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials and Structures
Volume36
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Clay
  • Compressive strength
  • Stiffness
  • Tensile strength
  • Soil mortars
  • Mortar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials

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