Effect of age on strength of unfired soil lime bricks containing non uniform coconut fibers

Heru Purnomo, R. G Raka Basmara Putra, R. Mochammad Syaifulloh, Iwan Sulistyawan

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Abstract

In some provinces in Indonesia, like West Java, fired clay and unfired soil lime bricks co-exist as non standard bricks. Low rise buildings and rural houses in Indonesia are often constructed with non-standard bricks. The paper discusses strength-time relation of unfired bricks reinforced with and without natural fibers. Untreated and treated coconut fibers with three different lengths (1 cm, 2.5 cm and 4 cm) were prepared for bricks reinforcements. The effects of 4% nonuniform fiber addition, which constitutes 1/3 part each of 1 cm, 2.5 cm and 4 cm average fiber length, was investigated. Absorption of the bricks was evaluated. For all type of bricks, up to 90 days compressive strengths are almost constant but bending strengths rapidly decrease with time. The results show that unfired bricks added with treated fiber resulted in better performances compared to those added with untreated fibers and without fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Materials and Technologies for Modern Manufacturing
Pages1096-1100
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing, ICAMMM 2013 - Dalian, China
Duration: 24 Aug 201325 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume423-426
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials and Manufacturing, ICAMMM 2013
Country/TerritoryChina
CityDalian
Period24/08/1325/08/13

Keywords

  • Coconut Fibers
  • Compressive Strength
  • Fiber Treatment
  • Lime
  • Modulus of Rupture
  • Soil
  • Unfired Bricks

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