The creep of Rammed Earth material

Q. B. Bui, J. C. Morel

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Abstract

In this study, the creep of Rammed Earth (RE) material are studied on the walls which have been constructed and exposed for 22 years to natural weathering. First, mechanical characteristics of the “old” walls were determined by two approaches: in-situ dynamic measurements on the walls; laboratory tests on specimens which had been cut from the walls. Then, the walls’ soil was recycled and reused for manufacturing of new specimens which represented the initial state. Comparison between the mechanical characteristics of the walls after 22 years on site and that of the initial state enables to assess the walls’ creep.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRammed Earth Construction - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction, ICREC 2015
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages51-56
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781138027701
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Feb 201513 Feb 2015

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Construction
Abbreviated titleICREC 2015
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/02/1513/02/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction

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