Experimental study on compressive strength of sediment brick masonry

Ean Lee Woen, Marlinda Abdul Malek, Bashar S. Mohammed, Tang Chao-Wei, Muhammad Thaqif Tamunif

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Abstract

The effects of pre-wetted unit bricks, mortar type and slenderness ratio of prisms on the compressive strength and failure mode of newly developed sediment brick have been evaluated and compared to clay brick and cement-sand bricks. The results show that pre-wetted sediment brick masonry exhibits higher compressive strength of up to 20% compared to the dry sediment masonry. Using cement-lime mortar leads to lower compressive strength compared to cement mortar. However, the sediment brick masonry with the cement lime mortar exhibit higher compressive strength in comparison with cement mortar masonry. More of diagonal shear cracks have been observed in the failure mode of the sediment bricks masonry compared to clay and cement-sand bricks masonry that show mostly vertical cracks and crushing. The sediment unit bricks display compressive strength in between clay and cement-sand bricks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Engineering and Technology, IntCET 2017
EditorsKhairol Amali Ahmad, Zairi Ismael Rizman, Mohd Taufiq Ishak, Ja'afar Adnan, Mohd Taufik Jusoh, Mukhzeer Mohamad Shahimin, Muhamad Faiz Md Din, Fakroul Ridzuan Hashim
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735416222
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 02 Feb 2018
Event2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology, IntCET 2017 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: 23 Nov 201724 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1930
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Engineering and Technology, IntCET 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period23/11/1724/11/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Woen, E. L., Malek, M. A., Mohammed, B. S., Chao-Wei, T., & Tamunif, M. T. (2018). Experimental study on compressive strength of sediment brick masonry. In K. A. Ahmad, Z. I. Rizman, M. T. Ishak, J. Adnan, M. T. Jusoh, M. M. Shahimin, M. F. M. Din, & F. R. Hashim (Eds.), International Conference on Engineering and Technology, IntCET 2017 [020017] (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1930). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5022911