An Experimental Study on Bricks by Partial Replacement of Bagasse Ash
The need for locally manufactured building materials has been emphasized in many countries of the world because of their easy availability & low cost. Bricks also have been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history. ordinary building bricks are made of a mixture of clay, which is subjected to various processes, differing according to the nature of the material, the method of manufacture and the character of the finished product. After being properly prepared the clay is formed in moulds to the desired shape, then dried and burnt. on seeing the present day demand for bricks, an attempt was made to study the behavior of bricks manufactured using, different waste materials like Bagasse ash with alumina sulphate, and lime was used to manufacture bricks. The main aim of this project was to compare the compressive strength of the bricks, so for this purpose different percentage of materials were separately added 6%, 8%, 16% & 20% by weight and then the compressive strength of the Bricks was established, and then with the help of graph a comparison between compressive strength of bricks, made out of Bagasse ash with alumina sulphate and normal brick was determined. Before manufacturing the bricks, different properties of the materials (Bagasse ash with alumina sulphate) was also verified. After that bricks were made & sun dried and some bricks were brunt & then with the help v of Compression Testing Machine (C.T.M.) finely their compressive strength was calculated. From this test in this project work it was concluded that the Bagasse ash was that waste material, which gave the acceptable compressive strength. The effects of the addition of Bagasse ash with alumina sulphate by percent-clay mix were also investigated. The admixtures were added in various combinations of proportions by weight (from 6 to 20%). The alumina sulphate, to contribute in attaining denser products with acceptable in compressive strengths, higher softening coefficients, lower water absorption rates, good compaction.
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