Experimental Check on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Saw Blocks
Dona Renjith1, Balamurali.K2, Padmanaban.I3
1Dona Renjith, Department of civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
2Balamurali.K*, Department of civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
3Padmanaban.I, Department of civil Engineering, Sri Krishna College of Technology, Coimbatore, India.
Manuscript received on January 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on January 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on February 10, 2020. | PP: 658-663 | Volume-9 Issue-4, February 2020. | Retrieval Number: D9099029420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.D9099.029420
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Abstract: Blocks plays a major role in framed and non-framed structure, in framed structures blocks are employed as a filler and in non-framed structures it is employed to transfer the load. These are often used as an alternative for different stones with large weight and are generally used in the construction of buildings. The process of manufacturing of blocks from clay involves preparation of clay by natural weathering process, molding and then drying and burning of blocks. Due to high demand on fine aggregate, an attempt has been made to study saw waste as a partial and total replacement for fine aggregate and binder. A detailed investigation is carried out for Ordinary Portland cement and Portland pozzolana cement with various proportion of saw waste. Saw waste is utilized in the form of dust and ash. Saw waste is a by – product or waste product of wood working operation such as sawing, routing, drilling and sanding. It is sundried and kept in water proof bags. Mostly, the period of drying may be three to ten days. It also depends upon the weather conditions. This work aims to show the comparative studies of saw brick with fly ash brick and conventional brick. Test results of compressive, split tensile and crushing test are investigated.
Keywords: Saw Dust, Saw Ash, Pozzolana Cement, Strength.
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design