Nanotechnology and earth construction: the mechanical properties ofadobe brick stabilized by Laponite nanoparticles

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Abstract

The contribution describes the experimental analysis for the improvement of the mechanical properties of samples of earth with the addition of Laponite nanoparticles. Were made two types of samples: the first consisting of soil, sand and water; the second consisting of soil, water, sand and Laponite nanoparticles. The operations performed were: chemical analysis of soil and sand; preparation of samples; Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) observation of samples for the distribution of the elements, especially the Laponite nanoparticles; testing of compression strength and flexural strength of two types of samples; comparisons of the resulted of themechanical tests. The improvement of the mechanical characteristics of the earth material using nanotechnology, will increase the use of eco-friendly, non-toxic, cost effective, available materials in architecture.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)63-66
Numero di pagine4
RivistaADVANCED MATERIALS RESEARCH
Volume983
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2014

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