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Advances in the Use of Biological Stabilisers and Hyper-compaction for Sustainable Earthen Construction Materials

Muguda, Sravan; Lucas, George; Hughes, Paul; Augarde, Charles; Cuccurullo, Alessia; Bruno, Agostino Walter; Perlot, Celine; Gallipoli, Domenico

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Authors

Sravan Muguda

George Lucas

Alessia Cuccurullo

Agostino Walter Bruno

Celine Perlot

Domenico Gallipoli



Contributors

B.V. Venkatarama Reddy
Editor

Monto Mani
Editor

Pete Walker
Editor

Abstract

In the majority of cases, earthen construction materials for real buildings require amendment to deliver suitable material properties, which could be some additional strength or resilience to erosion. In modern earthen construction, in India, Australia and other parts of the world, cement and lime have been successfully used as stabilisers, providing both strength and durability benefits. However, the use of cement is detrimental to the green credentials of earthen construction materials, due to the large carbon footprint of that material’s manufacture and, for some time, researchers have been motivated to find more appropriate stabilisers and manufacturing methods. In this paper, we present recent findings from two projects that are linked by this motivation, and involve the study of bio-based stabilisers and alternative manufacturing methods for insitu and unit-based materials. Results are presented from laboratory testing of strength and durability of a range of materials, bio-stabilisers and manufacturing processes, indicating that there could be viable alternatives to cement and lime, certainly for many current uses of earthen construction materials.

Citation

Muguda, S., Lucas, G., Hughes, P., Augarde, C., Cuccurullo, A., Bruno, A. W., …Gallipoli, D. (2019). Advances in the Use of Biological Stabilisers and Hyper-compaction for Sustainable Earthen Construction Materials. In B. V. Reddy, M. Mani, & P. Walker (Eds.), Earthen dwellings and structures (191-201). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5883-8_17

Conference Name International Symposium on Earthen Structures 2018 (ISES2018)
Conference Location Bangalore, India
Online Publication Date Mar 2, 2019
Publication Date Mar 2, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 24, 2019
Publicly Available Date Mar 2, 2020
Pages 191-201
Series Title Springer transactions in civil and environmental engineering
Series ISSN 2363-7633,2363-7641
Book Title Earthen dwellings and structures.
ISBN 9789811358821
DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-5883-8_17
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1144302
Publisher URL https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-13-5883-8

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