Properties of bricks made using fly ash, quarry dust and billet scale

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This paper reports the findings of an investigation done on bricks made using fly ash (FA), quarry dust (QD), and billet scale (BS) by non conventional method. The procedure for producing the bricks includes mixing the constituents along with cement and water, and then forming the bricks within moulds without applying pressure over them. Unlike the traditional method of brick manufacturing, the new approach neither uses clay or shale nor requires high pressure on mould or high temperature kiln firing having remarkable environmental and ecological gain. Results for mechanical properties and durability were rewarding and promising. The optimum ratio of billet scale and fly ash is found to be 1:1, billet scale and quarry dust is 1:1. It is indicated that the bricks developed in this study can be used as an alternative to conventional bricks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-138
Number of pages8
JournalConstruction and Building Materials
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2013

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Coal Ash
Quarries
Brick
Fly ash
Dust
Kilns
Shale
Cements
Clay
Durability
Mechanical properties
Water

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Materials Science(all)

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