Use of lunar type soil for concrete construction

Jay Meegoda, Hsin Yu Shan, Jing Fu Huang, Jia Wen Tseng, Su Hwa Cheng

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Abstract

In this research, the feasibility of making quality concrete with soils for regions where construction sand and aggregates are in short supply was studied. Five different soil types were used in this study. The variation of density and strength of soil concrete with water content was investigated to obtain suitable water cement ratios for soil concrete. Optimum water content values were used in a detailed study of the pozzolanic reaction in soil concrete. Results led to a conclusion that all the soil types except clays may be used to make concrete. The durability test showed that all soil concrete types continued pozzolanic reaction beyond the 28 days.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages614-620
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
EventProceedings of the 1996 5th International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space. Part 2 (of 2) - Albuquerque, NM, USA
Duration: Jun 1 1996Jun 6 1996

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1996 5th International Conference on Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space. Part 2 (of 2)
CityAlbuquerque, NM, USA
Period6/1/966/6/96

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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