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Reduction of Cracking and Shrinkage in Compressed Clay Beams during Drying

Keywords: Compressed Earth Blocks, Affordable Houses, Compaction, Indigenous Clay, Drying Shrinkage and Cracks

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 35 ,  Issue 3


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