PERFORMANCE OF BRICKS MADE FROM FLY ASH AND BOTTOM ASH

  • Siva Kumar Naganathan Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Malaysia
  • Al Mamon Yousef Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Kajang, Malaysia

Abstract

This paper presents the findings of an investigation carried out on bricks made using fly ash and bottom ash using a non-conventional method. This investigation was carried out to meet two main objectives; one to produce environmental and eco-friendly type of bricks, second to produce more economical bricks. The casting of bricks was made using self-compacting mixture of raw materials eliminated either pressing or firing. Then the bricks were tested for strength, UPV and water absorption. The compressive strength range between 4 MPa – 11.3 MPa, while water absorption range between 14.8% - 8.8%, showing a promising opportunity for such idea. The optimum ratio of bottom ash, fly ash and cement was found to be 1:1:0.35 with regard to the performance of hardened bricks. It is indicated that bricks developed in this study can be used as an alternative to conventional bricks.

Published
2013-08-01
How to Cite
KUMAR NAGANATHAN, Siva; MAMON YOUSEF, Al. PERFORMANCE OF BRICKS MADE FROM FLY ASH AND BOTTOM ASH. EACEF - International Conference of Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 163, aug. 2013. Available at: <http://proceeding.eacef.com/ojs/index.php/EACEF/article/view/260>. Date accessed: 12 aug. 2020.