Geopolymers: An Eco-Friendly Approach to Enhancing the Stability of Earthen Constructions

Geopolymers: An Eco-Friendly Approach to Enhancing the Stability of Earthen Constructions

Ilham MASROUR, Khadija BABA, Khaoula DOUGHMI

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Abstract. Earthen constructions, characterized by their historical longevity and adaptability to various environments, constitute an essential part of the global architectural heritage. These structures offer environmental advantages by utilizing local resources, but they also face challenges such as weather sensitivity, vulnerability to earthquakes, and degradation over time. Preserving these constructions while meeting modern sustainability standards poses a crucial challenge. In this context, geopolymers emerge as innovative solutions for stabilizing earthen constructions. A sustainable alternative is provided by geopolymers, which are composed of fly ash and ground granulated blast furnace slag to enhance soil cohesion and strength. This review article aims to provide an insightful perspective on compression tests specific to various types of geopolymers. The objective is to guide the choice of the method for stabilizing earthen constructions based on available resources.

Earthen Constructions, Geopolymers, Compression Strength, Stabilizing Earthen Constructions

Published online 3/15/2024, 7 pages
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Citation: Ilham MASROUR, Khadija BABA, Khaoula DOUGHMI, Geopolymers: An Eco-Friendly Approach to Enhancing the Stability of Earthen Constructions, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 40, pp 226-232, 2024


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