MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 117, 2017RSP 2017 – XXVI R-S-P Seminar 2017 Theoretical Foundation of Civil Engineering
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||24 July 2017|
Shrinkage characteristics of cement stabilized rammed earth
Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Institute of Building Engineering, Al. Armii Ludowej 16, 00-637 Warsaw, Poland
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Among the most commonly studied properties of building materials, their strength and physical properties should be mentioned. There is, however, one more feature that exist at the border of these two areas and not taking it into account during the design process of a given building can lead to negative results. This is the susceptibility of the material to the phenomenon of shrinkage. The purpose of the research was to get to know the phenomenon of shrinkage of cement stabilized rammed earth in the context of its composition and changing environmental conditions, by examining such factors as: aggregate content, water/binding materials ratio, relative humidity of the environment RH [%]. For the purpose of the research four groups of samples were made that differed in mixture composition and curing conditions. Based on the results obtained, it was found that the shrinkage of rammed earth is larger than commonly used mineral composites. In addition, it is very sensitive to changes in composition, so it is recommended to continue research on composition optimization, taking into account not only strength and durability but also the phenomenon of shrinkage.
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