In spite of the fact that the laterite masonry was often used for building, during the colonial period, the laterite rock is rarely studied. To resolve the economic and environmental problems, concerning the concrete or cinder block construction in Africa, this material can be again a local resource. The objective is to determine the hydro-thermo-mechanical properties of laterite rocks linking with the local geological conditions, to investigate the possibilities to be used in construction housing, sufficiently able to resist to limited loads and to give thermal comfort inside. Some preliminary results are presented here.
|Translated title of the contribution||Lateritic geo-materials characterisation for their better utilisation in Africa|
|Title of host publication||20ème Congrès Français de Mécanique|
|Place of Publication||Besançon|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2011|
- construction économique
- confort domestique