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Experimental Study of Cement Stabilized Fiber Reinforced Compressed Earth Blocks as an Alternative Building Material

Abstract Concern and interest about the environment and ecologic systems have promoted the usage of earth as a construction material. Technology advancement has resulted in the evolution of adobe into compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEB). CSEB’s are prepared by compressing the soil-stabilizer mixture at a particular stress. In order to accomplish the required strength, cement has been used in a regular basis as stabilizing agent. It is of interest to find means to reduce the cement used in their construction without affecting its dry strength and durability. In this study, natural fibers were used along with lower proportions of cement to stabilize soil with varying fine content. Blocks were compacted at 10MPa stress and prepared by using 7%, 5... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Padmini Chikke Gowda, Rakshith (Author) / Zapata, Claudia (Advisor) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Jang, Jaewon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 165 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Civil and Environmental Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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