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Linear Shrinkage Behaviour of Compacted Loam Masonry Blocks

Keywords: Compaction, Shrinkage, Wall panels, Loam, Clay, Drained State.

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 36 ,  Issue 2


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