Structural properties of a new material made of waste paper

B. Fuller, A. Fafitis, J. Santamaria

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Abstract

Papercrete is a new construction material made most often with waste paper, cement and water. People have been using papercrete to build low cost homes without a clear understanding 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 mixes that papercrete makers are using currently. The experimental setup used to test the samples is briefly described and some test results are tabulated in tables. This will allow us to reach some conclusions and make several recommendations for using papercrete to build homes. Copyright ASCE 2006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2006
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Number of pages1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 28 2006
EventAEI 2006 - Omaha, NE, United States
Duration: Mar 29 2006Apr 1 2006

Publication series

NameAEI 2006: Building Integration Solutions - Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference
Volume2006

Other

OtherAEI 2006
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOmaha, NE
Period3/29/064/1/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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