With the help of Patti Stouter, I have revised the index page for available test data and reports at www.earthbagbuilding.com. Instead of just links to half a dozen existing test reports that are specific to earthbags, there are now references and links to over three dozen such reports, many of which relate to other types of earthen wall techniques that can be instructive when evaluating how well earthbag structures might hold up over time. Patti has provided some concise descriptions of what the test or reports include.
It is obvious that there is a great need for further testing on various aspects of earthbag construction, especially using the more conventional methods and fill material that we have been advocating on this blog and on our websites. We are always interested in knowing about planned testing with earthbags, and are happy to advise students and engineers about what appropriate tests might comprise.