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Influence of Compacting Rate on the Properties of Compressed Earth Blocks

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dc.contributor.author Danso, H.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-11T19:47:55Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-11T19:47:55Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/484
dc.description.abstract Compaction of blocks contributes significantly to the strength properties of compressed earth blocks. This paper investigates the influence of compacting rates on the properties of compressed earth blocks. Experiments were conducted to determine the density, compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and erosion properties of compressed earth blocks produced with different rates of compacting speed. The study concludes that although the low rate of compaction achieved slightly better performance characteristics, there is no statistically significant difference between the soil blocks produced with low compacting rate and high compacting rate. The study demonstrates that there is not much influence on the properties of compressed earth blocks produced with low and high compacting rates. It was further found that there are strong linear correlations between the compressive strength test and density, and density and the erosion. However, a weak linear correlation was found between tensile strength and compressive strength, and tensile strength and density. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume : 2016;
dc.title Influence of Compacting Rate on the Properties of Compressed Earth Blocks en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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