Analysis for the Shake Table Test of Rammed Earth Wall Panels
Traditional Rammed earth houses are still widespread in rural areas of western China. However, the seismic damage of earth houses is usually serious due to its poor seismic resistance and little research has been conducted on dynamic tests of rammed earth structure. A simple and low-cost method to reinforce the rammed earth wall is put forward in the paper. The shake table testing for both the wall panels with and without reinforcements has been carried out. The test results are analyzed from the aspects of damage phenomenon, dynamic behavior, and acceleration and displacement responses of both specimens. The results show the effectiveness of the reinforcement method on improving the seismic capacity of the rammed earth wall.
R. R. Hu et al., "Analysis for the Shake Table Test of Rammed Earth Wall Panels", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 168-170, pp. 21-25, 2011