Experimental Study on Strength Parameters of Roofing Tiles Incorpating Pumice Powder

Numair Abdul Musawwir S. J
2021 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
Our experimental investigation is being carried out to find out an alternative for tiles made from terracotta, because these tiles get easily cracked having less in strength. This drawback is likely motivated to conduct investigation to deliver the product by not this limitation. So, we have implemented work by using material called 'pumice'. Naturally it will absorb the heat and emit cooling to the atmosphere. At early stage pumice powder were added in the range 2.5%, 5%, and 7.5%.
more » ... d 7.5%. Conventionally available materials do not offer acceptable solutions. Prices of corrugated G.I. sheets are continuously escalating, and their use in not preferred because of thermal discomfort. Use of cement sheets is not recommended because of health hazards associated with asbestos. In India there is an acute shortage of locally available cheap roofing materials. Home-builders particularly the poor, are in dire need of cost-effective materials to build their homes with. In addition, mass rural housing programmers supported by Central and State Governments are increasingly looking at low-cost building techniques.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2021.34811 fatcat:yjmr7vyysnaafb43tqe25iuh74