Flyash Based Paper Slurry Building Bricks– an Experimental Approach
This paper deals with the investigation carried out to study the Strength Properties of Papercrete Building Bricks and these results were compared with conventional bricks. The papercrete brick did not fully collapse even at ultimate load and it never failed catastrophically. Hence the outer faces got cracked and peeled out. From the observation of the compression test, it is inferred that the papercrete bricks are having less elastic and are less brittle. Water absorption test was carried out as per the guidelines given in ASTM C-642. After coated with an external coating agent, the percentage of water absorption of the papercrete bricks was nearly the same as the conventional bricks. Also young’s modulus and poisson’s ratio of coated papercrete bricks was determined.
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