Developments of Rammed Earth Walling Technology
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2017 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2017|
|Authors : G.W.T.C. Kandamby
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V50P240|
G.W.T.C. Kandamby "Developments of Rammed Earth Walling Technology", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V50(4),243-250 August 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
Earth building technology has traditionally originated with putting up shelters using pure earth mixed with water applying in the way of cob, adobe, rammed earth and wattle-and-daub in most part of the world. The technology has been rapidly developed during last few years as the results of researches conducted throughout the world to satisfy the requirement of affordability and sustainability. The process of the developments for rammed earth technology was studied by collecting fifty research papers published during the period from 2003 to 2016. It is found that 72% of them were for the development in the forms of compressed blocks, bricks or rammed earth where rammed earth investigations were conducted by the highly reputed countries of science and technology aiming for the development of the properties of rammed earth for better design and construction to suit to the requirement of the proposed work.
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Earth building, Rammed earth, Affordability, Sustainability.