Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 10(7), pp. 2858 - 2865
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100706
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Mechanical Properties of an Earth Block Compressed with Cementitious Material


Haidee Yulady Jaramillo 1, Sir Alexci Suárez Castrillón 2, July Andrea Gomez Camperos 3,*
1 Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Francisco de Paula Santander Sectional Ocaña, Research Group on New Technologies, Sustainability and Innovation (GINSTI), Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia
2 Department of Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander Seccional Ocaña, Grupo de Investigación en Ciencias y Tecnología (GRUCITE), Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Francisco de Paula Santander Sectional Ocaña, Research Group on New Technologies, Sustainability and Innovation (GINSTI), Ocaña, Norte de Santander, Colombia

ABSTRACT

The main objective of this project is to evaluate the behavior of the soil of the municipality of Ocaña Norte de Santander to manufacture Compressed Earth Blocks (CEB). This project seeks alternative materials that allow self-building for the most vulnerable communities. This research seeks to value and strengthen sustainable construction in the municipality. This allows for minimizing the use of Portland cement, which, due to the high energy consumption and CO2 emissions during the construction of homes, is one of the main causes of the high carbon emissions the construction activity produces. As a result, experimental and quantitative research was developed, in which characterization of the different sector materials was made. Then, the design of mixtures and failure time were determined, and 10×15×30 cm samples were elaborated. Bricks elaborated with the different mixtures and acquired strength higher than 3.0 MPa at 28 days after manufacture, allowing compliance with the Colombian technical standard (NTC-5324) standard. Finally, the bricks obtained met the mechanical characteristics suitable for use as non-structural masonry.

KEYWORDS
Self-Construction, Compressed Earth Blocks, Sustainable Construction, Soil

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Haidee Yulady Jaramillo , Sir Alexci Suárez Castrillón , July Andrea Gomez Camperos , "Mechanical Properties of an Earth Block Compressed with Cementitious Material," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 10, No. 7, pp. 2858 - 2865, 2022. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100706.

(b). APA Format:
Haidee Yulady Jaramillo , Sir Alexci Suárez Castrillón , July Andrea Gomez Camperos (2022). Mechanical Properties of an Earth Block Compressed with Cementitious Material. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 10(7), 2858 - 2865. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2022.100706.