Experimental Investigation on Utilize Stabilized Adobe Masonry Construction Material

Bhanulatha G. N
2018 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
The construction practices of today demands for production of alternative building materials which consume less energy and can be used for construction. One such material is stabilized adobe blocks. In the present work, the adobes are prepared using the locally available soil in the nearby region in Bangalore. Since blocks purely made of soil are prone to shrinkage it is required to stabilize these blocks. Hence an attempt is made to stabilize these blocks using cement in varying proportions.
more » ... ying proportions. The variation in properties like Dimension, Initial rate of absorption, Water absorption & Compressive strength are studied and compared. The main objective of this project is to analyze the various engineering properties of adobe bricks using cement as a stabilizer so as to establish the potential of these blocks as an alternative to traditional bricks. The present work aims at cement as stabilizer to adobe block mixes commonly used in Bangalore region. The results obtained ascertain that these can be used as a masonry unit in construction industries replacing other traditional materials which contain a lot of embodied energy.
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2018.4170 fatcat:wlbnwjyeprfcrfzxlne7wwzqpu