Interaction analysis and optimal design of composite action of plastered straw bale

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The purpose of this paper is to assess the effects of cement- and earth-plastered straw bale walls against the appropriate vertical loads.

Design/methodology/approach – The effects of contact between two common types of plasters and the stacked straw bale by the optimal design analysis have been assessed in this work with the use of the finite element method.

Author: Adedeji, A. A.

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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.