Statistical analysis of compressive and flexural test results on the sustainable adobe reinforced with steel wire mesh

Jokhio, Gul A. and Sharifah Maszura, Syed Mohsin and Gul, Yasmeen (2018) Statistical analysis of compressive and flexural test results on the sustainable adobe reinforced with steel wire mesh. In: International Conference on Innovative Technology, Engineering and Sciences, iCITES 2018, 1-2 March 2018 , Universiti Malaysia Pahang. pp. 1-8., 342 (1). ISSN 1757-8981 (Print); 1757-899X (Online)

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It has been established that Adobe provides, in addition to being sustainable and economic, a better indoor air quality without spending extensive amounts of energy as opposed to the modern synthetic materials. The material, however, suffers from weak structural behaviour when subjected to adverse loading conditions. A wide range of mechanical properties has been reported in literature owing to lack of research and standardization. The present paper presents the statistical analysis of the results that were obtained through compressive and flexural tests on Adobe samples. Adobe specimens with and without wire mesh reinforcement were tested and the results were reported. The statistical analysis of these results presents an interesting read. It has been found that the compressive strength of adobe increases by about 43% after adding a single layer of wire mesh reinforcement. This increase is statistically significant. The flexural response of Adobe has also shown improvement with the addition of wire mesh reinforcement, however, the statistical significance of the same cannot be established.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Structural behaviour; Synthetic materials; Air quality; Compressive strength; Indoor air pollution
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Safwan Rizal Saripudin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 04:26
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 04:26
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