Hydric characterisation of rammed earth samples for different lime concentrations

Lucile Soudani, Antonin Fabbri, Monika Woloszyn, Anne Cécile Grillet, Jean Claude Morel

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The rehabilitation of ancient rammed earth houses, as well as the use of earthen materials in modern constructions, are a growing matter of concern, especially in area such as Rhône-Alpes, France, where 40% of old constructions are in rammed earth. A current pathology observed for this type of construction is related to the rising damps, for which the water from the ground is absorbed by the wall. This situation leads to a very saturated state. As it has been proven that the compressive strength is altered by the presence of water in the pores, a better understanding on high relative humidity range is necessary to be able to predict the mechanical behavior of buildings and thus ensure a better risk assessment. The present study describes experimental results of the water uptake experiments and moisture storage at high relative humidities.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages13
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2018

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