Presentation Title

Architectural Engineering Integration Characteristics of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks

Advisor Information

Ece Erdogmus

Location

Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

8-3-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

8-3-2013 1:15 PM

Abstract

Previous studies have been conducted to examine compressive strength and thermal constant characteristics of compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEB). In order to use CSEB as a sustainable construction material, it is pertinent that the characteristics are clearly understood. In this study of CSEB, the baseline CSEB, without stabilization and reinforcement, and its thermal constants have been considered to understand the effects that the stabilization of earth blocks has on these qualities. In the testing of the thermal constants of this material, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard ASTM C1363 – 05, “Standard Testing Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus,” was carried out to determine the thermal resistance of the unstabilized and unreinforced baseline CSEB. In addition to the determination of the thermal constants, there has been testing carried out to determine what should be the correct combination of materials would be so that the compressive strength of the construction material would be suitable for use. This aspect is the primary concern with this novel construction material. The investigation into the correct proportions of hydration, stabilization, and indigenous earthen materials is a complicated multivariable analysis. Investigation into this is still ongoing and will continue to dictate the direct of future projects on this subject.

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Architectural Engineering Integration Characteristics of Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks

Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room

Previous studies have been conducted to examine compressive strength and thermal constant characteristics of compressed stabilized earth blocks (CSEB). In order to use CSEB as a sustainable construction material, it is pertinent that the characteristics are clearly understood. In this study of CSEB, the baseline CSEB, without stabilization and reinforcement, and its thermal constants have been considered to understand the effects that the stabilization of earth blocks has on these qualities. In the testing of the thermal constants of this material, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard ASTM C1363 – 05, “Standard Testing Method for Thermal Performance of Building Materials and Envelope Assemblies by Means of a Hot Box Apparatus,” was carried out to determine the thermal resistance of the unstabilized and unreinforced baseline CSEB. In addition to the determination of the thermal constants, there has been testing carried out to determine what should be the correct combination of materials would be so that the compressive strength of the construction material would be suitable for use. This aspect is the primary concern with this novel construction material. The investigation into the correct proportions of hydration, stabilization, and indigenous earthen materials is a complicated multivariable analysis. Investigation into this is still ongoing and will continue to dictate the direct of future projects on this subject.