Compressive Test

Hej! We had a long break but we are back. I made laboratory tests at the GeoLab at Chalmers University of Technology. First I made sedimentation tests, and then I selected a soil suitable to ram, it was amazing to achieve a compressive strength of 1.8 N/mm2, is still low I know, but is not so far from the strength required in rammed earth buildings, around 2-4 N/mm2. Lets remember that the soil was not modified from its original state, no aggregates were added for this experiments. Interesting!

-David

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