Mechanical properties of adobe bricks in ancient constructions

Silveira, Dora and Varum, Humberto and Costa, Aníbal and Martins, Tiago and Pereira, Henrique and Almeida, Joao (2012). Mechanical properties of adobe bricks in ancient constructions. "Construction and Building Materials", v. 28 (n. 1); pp. 36-44. ISSN 0950-0618. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.08.046.

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Title: Mechanical properties of adobe bricks in ancient constructions
Author/s:
  • Silveira, Dora
  • Varum, Humberto
  • Costa, Aníbal
  • Martins, Tiago
  • Pereira, Henrique
  • Almeida, Joao
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Construction and Building Materials
Date: March 2012
ISSN: 0950-0618
Volume: 28
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Adobe brick; mechanical properties; experimental testing; earth architecture and construction; traditional construction; rehabilitation; Aveiro
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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

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Item ID: 38215
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38215/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38215
DOI: 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.08.046
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095006181100479X
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Oct 2015 14:18
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 07:33
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