Naturally Strengthening Rammed Earth: The Promising Potential of Biopolymers

Naturally Strengthening Rammed Earth: The Promising Potential of Biopolymers

Ilham MASROUR, Khadija BABA, Sana SIMOU

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Abstract. Sustainable construction has become a global imperative due to the growing awareness of the harmful environmental impacts of the construction industry. The use of cement and lime in traditional methods of stabilizing earth constructions is a significant problem due to their high carbon footprint. This article examines an ecological alternative to stabilizing earth structures with biopolymers. These Bio-based materials can be used to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry while also ensuring the structure’s stability and durability. The purpose of this article is to examine the mechanical properties of biopolymers in the context of stabilizing earth construction. The objective is to guide the decision on which stabilization method to use for earth construction based on the available resources.

Earthen Constructions, Biopolymer, Compression Strength, Stabilizing Earthen Constructions

Published online 3/15/2024, 7 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Ilham MASROUR, Khadija BABA, Sana SIMOU, Naturally Strengthening Rammed Earth: The Promising Potential of Biopolymers, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 40, pp 233-239, 2024


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