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Studies on properties of Flowable Earth Mix concrete for monolithic load bearing walls

Gourav, K and Ullas, SN and Venkatarama Reddy, BV (2020) Studies on properties of Flowable Earth Mix concrete for monolithic load bearing walls. In: Construction and Building Materials, 250 .

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The paper presents the results of experimental studies carried out on the properties of Flowable Earth Mix (FEM) Concrete. The FEM concrete can be used for the construction of monolithic load bearing walls in buildings. Smaller structures such as sanitary units, soak pits, water storage tanks etc. can also be built with single casting. Compared to the formwork and compaction energy used in monolithic rammed earth wall constructions, casting FEM concrete requires simpler formwork (minimising the cost of formwork) and minimum compaction energy for casting. The properties of FEM Concrete such as workability, compressive strength, flexural strength, drying shrinkage and moisture movements are discussed. The variables considered included type of soil, clay content of the mix and cement content. The results indicate the feasibility of producing monolithic FEM Concrete walls for load bearing buildings. It is easy to achieve required workability and strength of FEM Concrete through the mix design. © 2020 Elsevier Ltd

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Construction and Building Materials
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Additional Information: The copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: Compaction; Compressive strength; Concretes; Earth (planet); Shrinkage; Soil cement; Walls (structural partitions); Water tanks, Cement content; Compaction energy; Drying shrinkages; Load bearing walls; Moisture movement; Monolithic wall; Rammed earth walls; Water storage tanks, Concrete mixtures
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (formerly ASTRA)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2020 09:56
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2020 09:56
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/65153

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