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Strength, water absorption and thermal comfort of mortar bricks containing crushed ceramic waste

Ismail, Noorli and Salleh, Norhafizah and Mohd Yusof, Noor Faezah and Jamellodin, Zalipah and Mohd Jaafar, Mohd Faizal (2017) Strength, water absorption and thermal comfort of mortar bricks containing crushed ceramic waste. Jurnal Teknologi, 79 (7). pp. 167-173. ISSN 21803722


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This present study investigated the crushed ceramic waste utilisation as sand replacement in solid mortar bricks. The percentage of crushed ceramic waste used were 0% (CW0), 10% (CW10), 20% (CW20) and 30% (CW30) from the total weight of sand. The dimension prescribed of mortar bricks are 215 mm x 102.5 mm x 65 mm as followed accordance to MS 2281:2010 and BS EN 771-1:2011+A1:2015. Four (4) tests were conducted on mortar bricks namely crushing strength, water absorption, compressive strength of masonry units and thermal comfort. The incorporation of ceramic waste in all designated mortar bricks showed the increment of crushing strength between 23% and 46% at 28 days of curing and decrement water absorption between 34% and 44% was recorded corresponding to control mortar bricks. The prism test of masonry units consists of mortar bricks containing ceramic waste indicated the high increment of compressive strength at about 200% as compared to mortar brick without ceramic waste. The thermal comfort test of ceramic mortar bricks were also showed the good insulation with low interior temperature. Therefore, the ceramic waste can be utilised as a material replacement to fine aggregate in mortar brick productions due to significant outcomes performed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ceramic bricks; crushing strength; water absorption; thermal comfort
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Construction Engineering and Architecture
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 08:00
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2019 08:00
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10527
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