Wind Load Test of Earthbag Wall
AbstractEarthbag construction is a sustainable, low-cost, housing option for developing countries. Earthbag structures are built of individual soil-filled fabric bags (i.e., sand bags) stacked in a running bond pattern. Once stacked, earthbags are compacted and the soil inside the bags is dried in-place to form earthen bricks. Barbed wires are placed between each course to affect shear transfer within the wall. Results of an out-of-plane load test on a full-scale earthbag wall are presented in this paper. The wall was subjected to out-of-plane pressure up to 3.16 kPa, which resulted in plastic deformations up to 50 mm. The wall did not collapse during loading. Wall behavior and force transfer mechanisms are discussed.
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Ross, B.E.; Willis, M.; Datin, P.; Scott, R. Wind Load Test of Earthbag Wall. Buildings 2013, 3, 532-544.
Ross BE, Willis M, Datin P, Scott R. Wind Load Test of Earthbag Wall. Buildings. 2013; 3(3):532-544.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ross, Brandon E.; Willis, Michael; Datin, Peter; Scott, Ryan. 2013. "Wind Load Test of Earthbag Wall." Buildings 3, no. 3: 532-544.