Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper

J. Santamaria, B. Fuller, A. Fafitis

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Abstract

Papercrete is the name of a new construction material made basically of waste paper, cement and water. Contractors have started using papercrete to build low cost houses relying on empirical knowledge of its structural properties. The purpose of this study is to obtain some mechanical and physical parameters of papercrete by doing several laboratory tests. The samples tested were made following the most common procedures that papercrete makers are currently using. The experimental setup used to test the samples is briefly described and some test results are presented. Some conclusions and recommendations for the use of papercrete for building houses are also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComputational Methods and Experimental Measurements XIII
Pages557-567
Number of pages11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event13th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, CMEM 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jul 2 2007Jul 4 2007

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation
Volume46
ISSN (Print)1743-355X

Other

Other13th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, CMEM 2007
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period7/2/077/4/07

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Keywords

  • Green-construction
  • Low-cost housing
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Waste paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computational Mathematics

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Santamaria, J., Fuller, B., & Fafitis, A. (2007). Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper. In Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements XIII (pp. 557-567). (WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation; Vol. 46). https://doi.org/10.2495/CMEM070561