Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2017, Page: 58-63
Mechanical and Physical Properties of Fired Clay Brick Partial Doped with Coconut Shell Ash
Pius Rodney Fernando, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Chenkalady, Vanthrumoolai, Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Received: Sep. 19, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 29, 2017;       Published: Nov. 20, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.20170605.11      View  2005      Downloads  183
Abstract
This study experimentally analyzed the engineering properties of the fired clay-coconut shell ash bricks. In this study 0 to 10% of coconut shell ash was blended with the brick clay. Main focus of this research was to utilize the natural agro waste for environmental protection, introducing low-cost eco-friendly building materials as well as to improve the self-employments by practicing the traditional brick making method. For the analysis dry density, water absorption, compressive strength and flexural strengths were conducted on fired clay bricks by following the standard recommended testing machineries. The results reveal that the mechanical and physical properties improve with the doping of coconut shell ash. However, the optimum value of coconut shell ash to be doped for the manufacturing of fired clay bricks were originates to be 2%.
Keywords
Coconut Shell Ash, Clay Brick, Alternative Building Material, Water Absorption, Compressive Strength, Flexural Strength, Sustainable Construction, Amorphous Silica
To cite this article
Pius Rodney Fernando, Mechanical and Physical Properties of Fired Clay Brick Partial Doped with Coconut Shell Ash, Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 6, No. 5, 2017, pp. 58-63. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20170605.11
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