This ACTeco course should give you an understanding of the basic physics of the raw earth material used in building construction. Through short popular science videos, the concepts of capillary bridges, force chains and granulometry will be discussed.
Learning outcomes :
– to have become aware of the physicochemical phenomena of the earth’s matter
– to have become aware of the importance of the 3 phases: solid, liquid, gas, in the mechanical resistance of raw earth materials
– to be able to explain briefly “how does it stand ?”