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Performance of mud bricks with shred tires as sustainable construction materials

Kassim, Khairul Anuar and Niroumand, Hamed (2010) Performance of mud bricks with shred tires as sustainable construction materials. In: The Center for Thestudy of Architecture in The Arab Region (CSAAR), 12-14 July 2010, Amman, Jordan .

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This paper presents a survey on the role of the shred tires in the mud brick compressive strength. Mud brick construction is very compatible with the laws of ecology and harmonizing with the environment. Mud brick consists of c1ay, water and other different materials. The massive implementation of mud bricks in construction can make an evolution due to its low cost and its high compressive strength compared to concrete blocks, which are massively used nowadays. Many experiments have been recently conducted on mud blocks without additional materials, and they resulted in weak compressive strength. Therefore, many testing in mud bricks with different material were needed. Experiments on the role of shred tires in the compressive strength of the mud bricks were performed. The survey used this cheap material in the experiments, since it's considered as part of the environmental pollution and is not very used after the consumption in the automotive industry. The results showed an increase in the compressive strength ofthe mud bricks with shred tires.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Shred Tires, Kaolin, Mud Bricks, Sustainable Materials, Recycle
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:24173
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:25 Jun 2012 04:45
Last Modified:17 Jul 2017 08:14

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