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Revista Facultad de Ingeniería

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AFANADOR GARCIA, Nelson; CARRASCAL DELGADO, Mayerly  and  BAYONA CHINCHILLA, Marvin Joseph. A rammed earth experimentation, behavior and modelling. Rev. Fac. ing. [online]. 2013, vol.22, n.35, pp.47-59. ISSN 0121-1129.

The buildings considered a historical heritage of the nation are rammed earth constructions, built by craftsmen who see earth as an advisable and environmentally material feasible for construction, but without any physical and mechanical properties' technical analysis of the rammed earth and the stresses to which they will be exposed. This article summarizes the investigation main results, to determine the physical and mechanical properties and the behavior of the elements constituting structures on a rammed earth construction, with which it was verified and validated a mathematical model, to determine the vulnerability degree that would be subject the Great Convention Historical Complex, by using modeling techniques in finite elements. It was found that this building is highly vulnerable to different events. The drying kinetics techniques allowed determining the different sizes specimens' setting time, in order to establish the drying time for rammed earth walls, made for construction purposes.

Keywords : Earth Walls; Rammed Earth; Rammed Earth Resistance; Drying Kinetics.

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