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Investigation of compressed earth brick containing ceramic waste

Ali, Noorwirdawati and Yaacob, Kharina Yulistini and Burhanudin, Mohd. Khairy and Shahidan, Shahiron and Abdullah, Siti Radziah (2016) Investigation of compressed earth brick containing ceramic waste. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (8). ISSN 18196608

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This study presented experimental results on the use of ceramic waste as substitutes in the composition of laterite soil compressed bricks, better known as compressed earth brick (CEB). The use of ceramic waste was chosen because in recent years it can be seen landfills can no longer accommodate the growing of solid waste. Some examples of solid waste are glass, cans, plastic, paper and ceramic waste. Ceramics used in this study are ceramic rest that has been broken taken from the landfill and then crushed before mixing with the mixture of CEB. The main objective of this study was to investigate the physical and mechanical properties of compressed earth bricks containing waste ceramics and to determine the optimum percentage of waste ceramic in any mix of revenue compressed earth bricks. A total of 72 units of bricks were produced and used to test the density, water absorption, compressive strength and the initial rate absorption. The sample size utilize prototypes size of 100 mm x 50 mm x 40 mm. Laboratory tests conducted in accordance with the test procedures that were performed on brick CEB as specified in BS 3921: 1985 and MS 76: 1972. The experimental results shows that the ratio of ceramic waste 75% was the optimum value because it recorded the highest compressive strength with 33.6 N/mm2 and the test of water absorption and initial rate absorption test were 17.2% and 1,634 kg / min / m2 respectively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compressed earth brick; ceramic waste; soil replacement
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 Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 00:54
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 00:54
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8556
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