An earthquake resistant high strength material has been sought. It was concluded that the interface layers of fibrous materials increased the compressive strength and a certain geometrical shape of these layer materials gave the best results. The mix proposed satis?es the minimum compressive strength requirements of ASTM and Turkish Standards.
The materials used in this study for ?bre reinforced mud brick production were clay as main matrix; cement, basaltic pumice, lime and gypsum as stabilisers; straw, plastic Fibres and polystyrene fabric as ?brous materials and water as lubricant.
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