MYRIAM OLIVIER and ZEKERIA EL GHARBI
Laboratoire Geomateriaux de I’ENTPE, France.
Since 1982 the Geomaterial Laboratory of ENTPE has carried out a scientific study of earth architecture in order to improve making techniques and to better understand such structures. Results are given for experiments on deformation and rupture of smalt earth wall panels. A computer synthesis or model based on finite element analysis is compared with the experimental results.