In-Plane Cyclic Tests of Plastered Straw Bale Wall Assemblies

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The construction and testing of six full-scale plastered straw bale wall assemblies are described in this report. The specimens consisted of three cement stucco skinned walls and three earth plaster skinned walls representing varying levels of reinforcement detailing. All walls were tested inplane under either cyclic or monotonic lateral loadings. Measured behavior is presented in this report, along with recommendations for future work.

Author: Ash, Cale


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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.