Strength Stability of Brick Oasis by Admixtures in Aandimadam

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Volume-58 Number-1
Year of Publication : 2018
Authors : A.Govandan
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V58P207


A.Govandan "Strength Stability of Brick Oasis by Admixtures in Aandimadam", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V58(1),31-34 April 2018. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

In this research we have discussed the behavior of clay brick which contain red soil, clay, water under various admixtures such as silica and alumina. The advantages of clay brick include its low-cost and great thermal behavior. Although clay brick is considered one of the oldest construction materials, engineers and builders. Also there is no accurate design code to follow before construction. This study is faithful to increase the low compressive strength of clay brick without sacrificing its low thermal conductivity properties. The experimental program in this research includes the use of different admixtures such as silica(0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%) and alumina(0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25%) to increase the compressive strength of the basic clay mix. While adding 10%silica as an admixture this experimental results, can lead to an optimum compressive strength of the brick.

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silica powder, alumina powder, compressive strength and water absorption