Materiales de Construcción, Vol 38, No 210 (1988)

Analysis of results of tests carried out on earth test pieces

Julián Salas
Instituto Torroja, Spain

María Jesús Guinea

Juan Diego Bernal , Colombia


A series of test pieces of 4x4x16 were prepared from Red Earth from Soria, the physical-chemical characteristics of which are given. The effect of each of the following upon the test pieces was studied: increasing the amount of cement on different earth/sand proportions; the type of cement; the variation of the cement proportion maintaining constant earth/sand proportions. In each case the bending-tensile and compressive strengths are given, and well as interrelationships between them.


earth; tests; consolidation; mechanical strengtiis

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