Assessing Cement Stabilized Rammed Earth Durability in A Humid Continental Climate

Piotr Leon Narloch , Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski


The article compared the test results of a number of features determining the durability of rammed earth durability in a humid continental climate. The results of wet to dry compressive strength ratio, frost resistance, linear shrinkage, resistance to erosion under the influence of a stream of pressurized water, and resistance to erosion under the influence of cyclic wetting and drying were presented. All of the tests were done on the same soil-cement mixture. On this basis, it was determined which of the methods of durability assessment is more and which is less restrictive. A new method for assessing the durability of CSRE in a humid continental climate has been proposed, which is the frost resistance test. This test is determined by the method that is described in the national annex of the European concrete standard of one of the temperate climate countries. The article also shows that a minimum of 9% of the cement additive and a soil mixture containing a gravel fraction are required, in order to ensure adequate rammed earth durability in a humid continental climate (i.e., frost resistance).
Author Piotr Leon Narloch (FCE / ICE)
Piotr Leon Narloch,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
, Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski (FCE / ICE)
Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski,,
- The Institute of Civil Engineering
Journal seriesBuildings, ISSN 0007-3725, e-ISSN 2471-3112
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.95
Keywords in EnglishRammed earth; cement stabilized rammed earth; durability; frost resistance; cold climates; humid continental climate; continental climate
ASJC Classification2205 Civil and Structural Engineering; 2215 Building and Construction; 2216 Architecture
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 24-09-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus Citations = 1; GS Citations = 1.0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.568
Citation count*1 (2020-08-22)
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