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An Experimental Study On Damage Evolution of Unfired Dry Earth Under Compression

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The damage behaviour of unfired dry earth is determined experimentally under compression by means of loading-unloading cyclic tests. The scalar damage parameter is determined and its evolution law is related to the applied strain - \({d (\varepsilon)}\) . Interpolating functions are determined, permitting to estimate how the damage depends on the deformation process of the considered material. Different aspect-ratios of the specimens are considered.

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Lenci, S., Piattoni, Q., Clementi, F. et al. An Experimental Study On Damage Evolution of Unfired Dry Earth Under Compression. Int J Fract 172, 193–200 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10704-011-9651-5

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  • Earth blocks
  • Compressive strength
  • Damage
  • Softening behaviour