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dc.contributor.authorBernat Masó, Ernest
dc.contributor.authorGil Espert, Lluís
dc.contributor.authorEscrig Pérez, Christian
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Resistència de Materials i Estructures a l'Enginyeria
dc.identifier.citationBernat, E., Gil, L., Escrig, C. "Flexural study of textile-reinforced compressed earth blocks". 2016.
dc.descriptionPòster presentat al "Terra 2016: XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architecture" dins l'apartat 4: Recherche, expérimentation, innovation.
dc.description.abstractThe negligible tensile strength of rammed earth and its lack of strain energy dissipation along tensile breaking process might compromise its application in many structural elements. Our research proposes using textile grids as a reinforcement system to enhance the tensile properties of rammed earth. An adapted methodology to assess the effect of embedding fibre grids, which is based on standards for fibre reinforced concrete elements is used. The ultimate bending moment and the flexural toughness have been determined for 22 compressed earth specimens using different types of grids and materials to reinforce them. The optimum solution is a flexible fibre grid with large spacing between fibre tows that ensures the connection to the earthen matrix.
dc.format.extent1 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria dels materials::Assaig de materials
dc.titleFlexural study of textile-reinforced compressed earth blocks
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.subject.lemacConstruccions de terra
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. LITEM - Laboratori per a la Innovació Tecnològica d'Estructures i Materials
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorBernat, E.; Gil, L.; Escrig, C.

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