The Effect of Soil Mineral Composition on the Compressive Strength of Cement Stabilized Rammed Earth

Piotr Leon Narloch , Piotr Paweł Woyciechowski , Jakub Kotowski , Ireneusz Gawriuczenkow , Emilia Wójcik


Cemented stabilized rammed earth (CSRE) is a building material used to build load bearing walls from locally available soil. The article analyzes the influence of soil mineral composition on CSRE compressive strength. Compression tests of CSRE samples of various mineral compositions, but the same particle size distribution, water content, and cement content were conducted. Based on the compression strength results and analyzed SEM images, it was observed that even small changes in the mineral composition significantly affected the CSRE compressive strength. From the comparison of CSRE compressive strength result sets, one can draw general qualitative conclusions that montmorillonite lowered the compressive strength the most; beidellite also lowered it, but to a lesser extent. Kaolinite lightly increased the compressive strength.
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
, Jakub Kotowski - [University of Warsaw (UW)]
Jakub Kotowski,,
- Uniwersytet Warszawski
, Ireneusz Gawriuczenkow - [University of Warsaw (UW)]
Ireneusz Gawriuczenkow,,
- Uniwersytet Warszawski
, Emilia Wójcik - [University of Warsaw (UW)]
Emilia Wójcik,,
- Uniwersytet Warszawski
Journal seriesMaterials, ISSN 1996-1944
Issue year2020
Keywords in English rammed earth; cement stabilized rammed earth; SEM images; mineral composition; compressive strength; sustainable building material
ASJC Classification2500 General Materials Science
Languageen angielski
materials-13-00324.pdf 8.87 MB
Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 12-08-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; GS Citations = 5.0; Scopus Citations = 4; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.285; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.972 (2) - 2018=3.532 (5)
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