Evaluating shear test methods for stabilised rammed earth

  title={Evaluating shear test methods for stabilised rammed earth},
  author={Jing Siong John Cheah and Peter H. Walker and Andrew C. Heath and Te Kipa Kepa Brian Morgan},
Rammed earth is an accessible, sustainable and increasingly popular building material. Owing to a lack of research, current design standards for rammed earth have taken a conservative stance on material attributes like shear strength. Evaluating the shear strength of rammed earth is particularly important in seismic areas because of the material's high mass, low ductility and propensity to fail in shear. Shear test methods designed for other materials have typically been used in practice to… CONTINUE READING