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 publicationWIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation
    Pages557-567
    Number of pages11
    Volume46
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007
    Event13th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, CMEM 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: Jul 2 2007Jul 4 2007

    Other

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

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    Waste paper
    Structural Properties
    Contractors
    Structural properties
    Cements
    Costs
    Water
    Recommendations

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Modeling and Simulation
    • Computational Mathematics

    Cite this

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

    Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper. / Santamaria, J.; Fuller, B.; Fafitis, A.

    WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation. Vol. 46 2007. p. 557-567.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Santamaria, J, Fuller, B & Fafitis, A 2007, Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper. in WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation. vol. 46, pp. 557-567, 13th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements, CMEM 2007, Prague, Czech Republic, 7/2/07. https://doi.org/10.2495/CMEM070561
    Santamaria J, Fuller B, Fafitis A. Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper. In WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation. Vol. 46. 2007. p. 557-567 https://doi.org/10.2495/CMEM070561
    Santamaria, J. ; Fuller, B. ; Fafitis, A. / Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper. WIT Transactions on Modelling and Simulation. Vol. 46 2007. pp. 557-567
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