The monitoring of rammed earth experimental walls and characterization of rammed earth samples

Paulina Faria, V. Silva, C. S. Pereira, Marcelo Jorge Jacó Rocha

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Abstract

This article analyzes differences recorded in the construction and ageing of experimental rammed earth walls. After 10–12 years of exposure some superficial degradation was observed in some walls, pointing to the necessity of applying a compatible surface protection. The behavior of samples of the rammed earth similar to those used in the walls was also analyzed in terms of density, thermal conductivity, capillary absorption and drying. A different behavior was recorded between: different unstabilized soils, the same soil but with different grading, the same soil but stabilized with different hydraulic binders and different soils stabilized with the same binder.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRammed Earth Conservation
EditorsC. Mileto, F. Vegas, V. Cristini
PublisherCRC Press
Pages91-97
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780203085653
ISBN (Print)9780415621250
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
Event1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Conservation (RESTAPIA) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 21 Jun 201223 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Rammed Earth Conservation (RESTAPIA)
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period21/06/1223/06/12

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