Uniaxial Compression Loading Based Experimental Investigation on Papercrete Bricks

Authors(2) :-Vellingiri Anusuya, A. Paul Makesh

The majority of abounded paper waste is accumulated from the countries all over the world that cause certain series environmental problems. The effective use of waste paper as a pulp can reduce the disposal problem which is one of the serious environmental health issues. In this paper a parametric experimental study is done to investigate the potential use of paper pulp to make bricks. The bricks are made of nominal mix that use portland cement, quarry dust, paper pulp and GGBS. The GGBS is used as trial mix of 0%, 20%, 30% and 50% respectively to investigate some properties by conducting the different tests on prepared bricks. In using paper pulp to make bricks, it reduces approximately 15% weight of the bricks that reduce the dead weight of the structure to a considerable amount. An experimental investigation has been carried out for the optimization of mix the papercrete bricks depending upon the compressive strength, unit weight and water absorption. This leads to a new design and a reduced building cost.

Authors and Affiliations

Vellingiri Anusuya
Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,Wolkite University, Ethiopia
A. Paul Makesh
Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, Wolkite University, Ethiopia

Paper Waste, Bricks, Portland Cement, Compressive Strength

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 3 | Issue 2 | March-April 2017
Date of Publication : 2017-04-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 244-248
Manuscript Number : IJSRSET173226
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099

Cite This Article :

Vellingiri Anusuya, A. Paul Makesh, " Uniaxial Compression Loading Based Experimental Investigation on Papercrete Bricks, International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.244-248, March-April-2017.
Journal URL : http://ijsrset.com/IJSRSET173226

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