WIT Press


Compressive Strength Of Compressed Earth Block Masonry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR030371

Volume

66

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

626.85 kb

Author(s)

G. Bei & I. Papayianni

Abstract

Compressive strength of compressed earth block masonry G. Bei & I. Papayianni Department of Civil Engineering, Laboratory of Building Materials, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Abstract Masonry structures constitute a great part of the building stock in the world. Earth block masonry as architectural heritage attracts the interest of engineers for maintenance and modern construction since it is a material of high ecological profile. This issue gains more and more field in the engineering community. Compressive strength is one of the essential mechcal properties to characterise the stress bearing capacity of the materials. The objective of this research is the evaluation of the compressive strength of the earth block masonry by using specimens of different geometry aspect ratios. Firstly in the experimental programme, was optimised the synthesis of the mixture for both, earth brocks and earth mortars. For this purpose an adequate number of earth blocks were produced in the laborato

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