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Modern Earth Buildings by M Krayenhoff, R Lindsay, M Hall

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18

Structural steel elements within stabilised rammed earth walling

R. Lindsay,     Earth structures Group, Australia

Abstract:

This chapter deals with how structural steel elements can enable stabilised rammed earth (SRE) to be used to greater architectural and structural effect. It includes descriptions of lintel systems, portal frame cladding systems, attaching of steel members to walls and the embedment of structural steel posts within the wall panels. It also describes potential problems of using structural steel within SRE walling.

Key words

structural SRE

lintels

portal frames

elevated SRE

stability

SRE design

SRE openings

18.1 Introduction

Modern stabilised rammed earth (SRE) walling may require the inclusion of steel members ...

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