The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Alexander, Mark Gavin en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Collis, Vernon en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Thuysbaert, John en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-11T04:42:05Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-11T04:42:05Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Thuysbaert, J. 2012. The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12023
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this thesis was to explore the suitability for Rammed Earth construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area. This would ultimately lead to drawing up a guideline for building of Rammed Earth housing and structures. The research involved collecting sixteen soil samples from strategically selected sites in Cape Town. The suitability of a soil was established through a variety of tests, varying between relatively simple field tests and rigorous laboratory analysis. These tests were undertaken to assess soil grading, organic matter content, plasticity and Optimum Moisture Content (OMC). Grading gave an indication of fines present and plasticity indicated the cohesive nature of the fines. More detailed tests were undertaken to determine type and level of soluble salts and mineralogical composition. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.title The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Centre for Materials Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Thuysbaert, J. (2012). <i>The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12023 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Thuysbaert, John. <i>"The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12023 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Thuysbaert J. The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Centre for Materials Engineering, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12023 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Thuysbaert, John AB - The purpose of this thesis was to explore the suitability for Rammed Earth construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area. This would ultimately lead to drawing up a guideline for building of Rammed Earth housing and structures. The research involved collecting sixteen soil samples from strategically selected sites in Cape Town. The suitability of a soil was established through a variety of tests, varying between relatively simple field tests and rigorous laboratory analysis. These tests were undertaken to assess soil grading, organic matter content, plasticity and Optimum Moisture Content (OMC). Grading gave an indication of fines present and plasticity indicated the cohesive nature of the fines. More detailed tests were undertaken to determine type and level of soluble salts and mineralogical composition. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area TI - The suitability of rammed earth for construction in the Cape Town metropolitan area UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/12023 ER - en_ZA


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