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Cement stabilised rammed earth. Part A: compaction characteristics and physical properties of compacted cement stabilised soils

Reddy, Venkatarama BV and Kumar, Prasanna P (2011) Cement stabilised rammed earth. Part A: compaction characteristics and physical properties of compacted cement stabilised soils. In: Materials and Structures / Materiaux et Constructions, 44 (3). pp. 681-693.

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Abstract

Rammed earth is used for load bearing walls of buildings and there is growing interest in this low carbon building material. This paper is focused on understanding the compaction characteristics and physical properties of compacted cement stabilised soil mixtures and cement stabilised rammed earth (CSRE). This experimental study addresses (a) influence of soil composition, cement content, time lag on compaction characteristics of stabilised soils and CSRE and (b) effect of moulding water content and density on compressive strength and water absorption of compacted cement stabilised soil mixes. Salient conclusions of the study are (a) compaction characteristics of soils are not affected by the addition of cement, (b) there is 50% fall in strength of CSRE for 10 h time lag, (c) compressive strength of compacted cement stabilised soil increases with increase in density irrespective of moulding moisture content and cement content, and (d) compressive strength increases with the increase in moulding water content and compaction of CSRE on the wet side of OMC is beneficial in terms of strength.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Springer.
Keywords: Soil cement; Soil Compaction; Compressive strength; Rammed earth; Stabilised earth
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2011 10:36
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2011 10:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/35997

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