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International Journal of Engineering Research in Mechanical and Civil Engineering (IJERMCE)

Monthly Journal for Mechanical and Civil Engineering

ISSN : 2456-1290 (Online)

Effect of Charcoal and Paddy Husk on Engineering Properties of Bricks

Author : Divyashree S 1 Pruthvi Jagadish 2 Shashank J M 3 Praveen Patil 4 Dr. Sudev L J 5

Date of Publication :7th June 2016

Abstract: The construction practices of today demands production of alternative building materials which consume less energy and can be used for construction. In this work, the insulating fire bricks were prepared using the locally available soil in the nearby region of Mysuru. The main objective of this research was to check the properties of insulating bricks prepared by mixing some additives in the local river sand (red soil & black soil).The additives, which were previously mixed into raw or compounded clay, start to ignite during the firing process, providing extra thermal energy inside the product and decreasing the external thermal energy needed. Beside this effect, the combustion of additives increases the porosity of the product resulting in enhanced thermal insulation properties. Different samples of bricks were made by replacing 10%, 15%& 20% of additive proportion with charcoal and paddy husk to make the bricks light and more insulating than normal brick .The bricks were compacted to high pressure before being fired to temperature of 6500C.The properties of brick samples were tested for water absorption, porosity, modulus of rupture, and compressive strength. Other important test performed was thermal conductivity. With the addition of charcoal and paddy husk the thermal conductivity decreased from 1.2W/mK to 0.053W/mK and 0.03W/mK respectively.

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