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ISAS2018-Winter - 2nd International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies, Samsun, Turkey, Nov 30, 2018

Innovative Adobe Made of Recycled Rubble: Environmental Material for Rural Buildings (ISAS2018-Winter_171)
Mahmut Cem Yılmaz1*, Salah Haj Ismail2
1Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Universiy, Ankara, Turkey
2Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Universiy, Ankara, Turkey
* Corresponding author: mcemyilmaz@ybu.edu.tr
Published Date: 2019-01-14   |   Page (s): 899-902   |    32     5

ABSTRACT Rubble of destroyed buildings in Turkey is a growing environmental problem, in Ankara only, there are 12 landfills
to collect and store them. Adobe is a world common building material; many studies inferred its environmental qualities.
This study examines the production of adobe using recycled rubble sand and aggregate, in order to use the adobe ecological
qualities and decrease the rubble wastes impact. Moreover, experimenting different mixtures and compositions of adobe helps
to define the most suitable mixture for different uses, especially in rural areas in Turkey.
The empirical approach used in the study compares different sets of specimens prepared in lab conditions; each set is made of
five cube samples. The specimens are examined to define their qualities related to strength of materials.
The initial results shows the possibility to use recycled bulk in making adobe for construction materials and elements, even the
resistance under compression decreased 5% using recycled sand, comparing to adobe produced using new materials, it still
achieve the objective structurally and environmentally. Future work will study the use of this material in structural elements, and
examining their mechanical and structural properties.  
KEYWORDS Adobe, rubble, recycle, environment, strength of materials
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