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Evaluation of Technological Properties of Soil-Cement Blocks Using Experimental Design of Mixtures

  • A. R. G. AzevedoEmail author
  • J. Alexandre
  • M. T. Marvila
  • E. B. Zanelato
  • G. C. Xavier
  • N. A. Cerqueira
  • V. B. Souza
  • T. E. S. Lima
  • S. N. Monteiro
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)

Abstract

The soil-cement blocks are an innovative technology that aims at the construction of masonry without the need of coating, adopting the modality of block modules. In addition, they are more sustainable for the fact that they are not burned, where the energy is smaller and less release of gases into the atmosphere. The objective of this work is the ratio of soil types (called A, B and C), extracted from the different fields of the municipality of Campos dos Goytacazes (by simplex methodology), in order to optimize the mixture and obtain the best technological conditions as compression strength and water absorption in blocks of soil-cement. As a result of this work, it was observed that, through the characterization, the soils show potential for the production of soil-cement blocks, besides determining the proportion of 32% of soil A, 37% of soil B and 31% of soil C being optimization of the evaluated properties.

Keywords

Soil Sustainable Mixtures 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank the Brazilian agencies CNPq, CAPES and FAPERJ for the support provided to this investigation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. G. Azevedo
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • J. Alexandre
    • 3
  • M. T. Marvila
    • 3
  • E. B. Zanelato
    • 2
    • 3
  • G. C. Xavier
    • 3
  • N. A. Cerqueira
    • 4
  • V. B. Souza
    • 4
  • T. E. S. Lima
    • 3
  • S. N. Monteiro
    • 5
  1. 1.TER – Department of Agricultural Engineering and EnvironmentUFF - Federal Fluminense UniversityNiterói, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  2. 2.DIRINF – Directorate of Infrastructure RectoryIFF - Federal Institute FluminenseCampos dos Goytacazes, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  3. 3.LECIV – Civil Engineering LaboratoryUENF - State University of the Northern Rio de JaneiroCampos dos Goytacazes, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.UNIREDENTOR - Redentor University CenterItaperuna, Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  5. 5.Department of Materials ScienceIME - Military Institute of EngineeringRio de JaneiroBrazil

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