Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction

Ece Erdogmus, Benjamin Wagner, Linsey Rohe, Eric Garcia, Avery Schwer, Fabio Matta, Esther Obonyo

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Abstract

Compressed and stabilized earthen masonry (CSEM) offers a sustainable, affordable, and locally appropriate alternative to traditional residential construction. In a National Science Foundation funded project carried out by the authors, the suitability of engineered earthen construction in high-wind climates as the main wind force resisting system (MWFRS) is investigated. The fundamental research program includes experimental investigations on the material properties of cement stabilized earth blocks, mortars, and assemblies. However, the particular subject of this paper is the remaining research gap with respect to available design processes and construction details in material-specific and general design codes and guidelines. In this project, this gap in knowledge is addressed by using the experimentally determined material characteristics and traditional reinforced masonry design methods to develop high-wind resistant wall systems using CSEM. Various reinforced double wythe CSEM wall system alternatives are proposed with roof-to-wall and wall-to-foundation connections and wall section details. Also, due to CSEM assemblies not meeting minimum strength requirements, bond beam designs made of CSEB units and CMU are proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2015
Subtitle of host publicationBirth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015
EditorsChristopher H. Raebel
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages409-420
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479070
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2015Mar 27 2015

Publication series

NameAEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015

Other

OtherArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period3/24/153/27/15

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Mortar
Roofs
Materials properties
Cements
Earth (planet)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Erdogmus, E., Wagner, B., Rohe, L., Garcia, E., Schwer, A., Matta, F., & Obonyo, E. (2015). Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction. In C. H. Raebel (Ed.), AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015 (pp. 409-420). (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.036

Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction. / Erdogmus, Ece; Wagner, Benjamin; Rohe, Linsey; Garcia, Eric; Schwer, Avery; Matta, Fabio; Obonyo, Esther.

AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. ed. / Christopher H. Raebel. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. p. 409-420 (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015).

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

Erdogmus, E, Wagner, B, Rohe, L, Garcia, E, Schwer, A, Matta, F & Obonyo, E 2015, Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction. in CH Raebel (ed.), AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 409-420, Architectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015, Milwaukee, United States, 3/24/15. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.036
Erdogmus E, Wagner B, Rohe L, Garcia E, Schwer A, Matta F et al. Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction. In Raebel CH, editor, AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2015. p. 409-420. (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.036
Erdogmus, Ece ; Wagner, Benjamin ; Rohe, Linsey ; Garcia, Eric ; Schwer, Avery ; Matta, Fabio ; Obonyo, Esther. / Design of compressed stabilized earthen wall systems for high-wind resistant residential unit construction. AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. editor / Christopher H. Raebel. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. pp. 409-420 (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015).
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