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The Effect of Relative Humidity and Temperature on the Unconfined Compressive Strength of Rammed Earth

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnsaturated Soils
Subtitle of host publicationResearch and applications
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-31343-1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Abstract

Rammed earth (RE) is an ancient construction technique now being considered for construction in a wide range of climatic conditions. As such, a new range of scientific investigations treating it as a highly unsaturated soil are being undertaken by several institutions in order to fully understand its properties and behaviour. This paper introduces laboratory work determining the effect of changing climatic conditions on the unconfined compressive strength of RE and offers comments on preliminary results; full results and their interpretations shall be discussed in a forthcoming paper.

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  • Rammed earth, Suction, Thermo-hydro-mechanical (THM) coupled processes

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