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Physic-Mechanical Characterisation of Materials Clay Mayo-Tsanaga in the Far North Region of Cameroon

1Department of Materiel Processing, Architecture and Habitat, Higher Institute of the Sahel

2Department of physics Faculty of Sciences University of Maroua


American Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 4, 68-72
DOI: 10.12691/ajmse-2-4-4
Copyright © 2014 Science and Education Publishing

Cite this paper:
E. Ngale Haulin, F. Tchangnwa Nya, C. Kabe, B. Touogam Touolak. Physic-Mechanical Characterisation of Materials Clay Mayo-Tsanaga in the Far North Region of Cameroon. American Journal of Materials Science and Engineering. 2014; 2(4):68-72. doi: 10.12691/ajmse-2-4-4.

Correspondence to: F.  Tchangnwa Nya, Department of Materiel Processing, Architecture and Habitat, Higher Institute of the Sahel. Email: nyafridolin@yahoo.fr

Abstract

The Cameroon Development challenges are inseparable from the production of large basic infrastructure and building quality homes. To face this challenge, it is essential to promote better local and regional natural resources. The present work aims to contribute to the development of clay resources, in order to develop the production of sustainable building materials, and energy-efficient premises in the northern parts of Cameroon. The research is based on the study of clay materials for little greedy mudbrick energy and respecting the local housing. The physico-mechanical characterisation of clay materials will choose best raw materials for use in the manufacture of bricks suited to homes in the Sahel. This scientific work and leads to value of mineral resources (clay) for the eco-housing design in northern Cameroon. Along these lines, the following approach was adopted: We started with field work that consisted mostly to test campaigns; then we conducted laboratory studies. These studies have focused on the physical and mechanical tests. It is especially a question of determining the natural water content, the Atterberg limits, the particle size of the appropriate materials, the equivalent test sand, the Proctor test, and finally the CBR test. In a perspective of sustainable local development, this scientific work focuses on the development of industrial mineral clay should therefore serve as an interface relating to existing major cooperation projects between Cameroon and the World Bank.

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