International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2557

Full Length Research Paper

Characterization of a composite material in adobe subjected to natural weathering: The case of El Hara Djelfa- Algeria

Lakhdar Salim Guebboub1*, Massaoud Hamiane2, Mouhyddine Kadi-Hanifi3 and Said Kamel4      
1Laboratory of the Solid Solutions, Sciences and Technology University, Bab el azzoaur, Algeria. 2Department of Genius of Materials, Faculty of Science of the Engineer, Boumerdes, Alegria. 3Faculty of Physics, Sciences and Technology University, Bab el azzoaur, Algeria. 4Environment and Heritage UR Geosciences, Faculty of Science, University Mouly Ismail, Morocco.  
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  •  Accepted: 03 August 2011
  •  Published: 23 October 2011


This work presents an experimental study carried on the characterization of a local material polyphasic used for the interior temperature control in a climatic environment subjected to very important temperature variations. The physical and structural properties of the composite allowed a durability of the buildings during millenia. However, the raw ground is weakened by deterioration due to the effect of the atmospheric parameters. The taken samples were the subject of chemical, mineralogical and micro structural analysis. The results showed that there is a relation between the structure, mineral and chemical, and the durability of material.


Key words: Believed ground, physical properties, structure and durability.