Stabilized Laterite Soil Bricks - An Alternative Masonry Unit

K. N. Shanmukha *, K. Manjunath **, M. C. Prahallada***
* * Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Smt Kamala and Sri Venkappa M. Agadi College of Engineering and Technology, Karnataka, India.
** Professor and Head, Department of Civil Engineering, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
*** Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Sri Venkateshwara College of Engineering, Bengaluru, India.
Periodicity:June - August'2018


In this experimental work, a series of test bricks were fabricated for the various percentage proportionate like a combination of 92% lateraite soil + 3% cement + 5% fly ash, 90% lateraite soil + 5% cement + 5% fly ash, 88% lateraite soil + 7% cement + 5% fly ash, bricks were compacted with a hydraulic press paver block using brick making machine and cured for 7, 14, 21 and 28 days, tested as per IS specification in both required dry and wet condition. Results of dry compressive strength, wet compressive strength and water absorption were tabulated. Test results show that the maximum compressive strength of laterite soil bricks are more than conventional red clay burnt bricks at below 7% cement stabilizer with fly ash. In comparison, of obtaining test results minimum of 3% cement + 5% fly ash binding material is sufficient in order to achieve required compressive strength.


Laterite Soil Bricks, Fly Ash, Dry Compressive Strength, Wet Compressive Strength, Water Absorption.

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Shanmuka, K. N., Manjunath. K., Prahallada. M. C. (2018). Stabilized Laterite Soil Bricks An-Alternative Masonry Unit. i-manager's Journal on Civil Engineering, 8(3), 26-32.


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