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 Mechanical properties of adobe bricks in ancient constructions
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title: Mechanical properties of adobe bricks in ancient constructions
authors: Silveira, Dora
Varum, Humberto
Costa, Aníbal
Martins, Tiago
Pereira, Henrique
Almeida, João
keywords: Adobe bricks
Earth architecture and construction
Experimental testing
Mechanical properties
Traditional construction
issue date: 2012
publisher: Elsevier
abstract: A study of the mechanical properties of adobe bricks collected from houses and land dividing walls in Aveiro district, Portugal, representative of existing traditional constructions, was conducted. Cylindrical adobe specimens were subjected to simple compression and splitting tests. From these tests it was possible to evaluate the strength capacity, stiffness and deformation evolution for increasing loading. Correlations between the evaluated properties were determined, and the results obtained for houses and land dividing walls were compared. This study contributes for the characterization of adobes traditionally used in Aveiro district, and provides reference values that can be considered in rehabilitation processes. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/5791
ISSN: 0950-0618
source: Construction and building materials
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