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Title: Laboratory characterization of adobe (Scottsdale)
Authors: Beatty, Hannah B.
Graham, Steven S.
Moxley, Rayment E.
Akers, Stephen A.
Reed, Paul A.
Keywords: Adobe
Adobe brick
Compression tests
Material characterization
Mechanical properties
Publisher: Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC/GSL TR ; 12-26.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Personnel of the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, Mississippi, conducted a laboratory investigation to characterize the strength and constitutive property behavior of an adobe from Scottsdale, Arizona. Twenty-one mechanical property tests, consisting of 12 triaxial compression (TXC) tests, two uniaxial strain (UX) tests, and seven unconfined compression (UC) tests, were successfully completed. In addition to the mechanical property tests, nondestructive pulse-velocity measurements were performed on each specimen. The TXC tests exhibited a continuous increase in maximum principal stress difference with increasing confining stress. A compression failure surface was developed from the UC and TXC test results. The UX stress-strain responses exhibited continuous increases in compaction up to the applied peak stresses and did not achieve full saturation.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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