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Characterizing material properties of cement-stabilized rammed earth to construct sustainable insulated walls

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dc.contributor.author Gupta, Rishi
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-25T20:08:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-25T20:08:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2014 en_US
dc.date.issued 2014-04-24
dc.identifier.citation Gupta, R. 2014, "Characterizing material properties of cement-stabilized rammed earth to construct sustainable insulated walls", Case Studies in Construction Materials, vol. 1, pp. 60-68. en_US
dc.identifier.issn http://dx.doi.org/1016/j.cscm.2014.04.002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6541
dc.description.abstract Use of local materials can reduce the hauling of construction materials over long distances, thus reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transporting such materials. Use of locally available soils (earth) for construction of walls has been used in many parts of the world. Owing to the thermal mass of these walls and the potential to have insulation embedded in the wall section has brought this construction material/technology at the forefront in recent years. However, the mechanical properties of the rammed earth and the parameters required for design of steel reinforced walls are not fully understood. In this paper, the author presents a case study where full-scale walls were constructed using rammed earth to understand the effect of two different types of shear detailing on the structural performance of the walls. The mechanical properties of the material essential for design such as compressive strength of the material including effect of coring on the strength, pull out strength of different rebar diameters, flexural performance and out-of-plane bending on walls was studied. These results are presented in this case study. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Cement Association of Canada en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Case Studies in Construction Materials en_US
dc.subject Rammed earth en_US
dc.subject Insulated concrete walls en_US
dc.subject Mechanical and structural properties of rammed earth en_US
dc.subject Sustainable construction en_US
dc.title Characterizing material properties of cement-stabilized rammed earth to construct sustainable insulated walls en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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