Fire resistance of walls made of soil-cement and Kraftterra compressed earth blocks
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Fire and Materials
Volume 37, Issue 7, pages 547–562, November 2013
How to Cite
Buson, M., Lopes, N., Varum, H., Sposto, R. M. and Real, P. V. (2013), Fire resistance of walls made of soil-cement and Kraftterra compressed earth blocks. Fire Mater., 37: 547–562. doi: 10.1002/fam.2148
- Issue published online: 22 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 11 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 18 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 25 JUL 2011
- compressed earth blocks;
- fire resistance
This study presents the results of fire resistance tests on walls made of soil-cement and Kraftterra compressed earth blocks (CEBs). The purpose of this work was to evaluate and compare the fire resistance of CEB walls with and without cellulose pulp derived from the recycling of cement sacks. This article describes the Kraftterra mixture and its production processes as well as the fire resistance test campaign. The fire resistance performance of CEB walls produced with Kraftterra and soil-cement blocks is analysed. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.