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Interlocking of Bricks


Adnan Bin Abdul Lateef , Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology; Syed Muqeed Ashmi, Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology; Mohd Fasahat Ali Mannan, Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology; Mir Abrar Ali, Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology; Sohaib Abdullah Hussaini, Lords Institute of Engineering and Technology




The use of interlocking bricks masonry has gained rapid popularity in many foreign countries as an alternative to conventional bricks for sustainable housing. It has been challenging always for researchers to make interlocking brick light weight, low cost and improve the performance against aggressive environment. An experimental effort has been made in this concern. This paper gives the results of an experimental investigation in which the compressive strength, water absorption and density were investigated by using varying percentage of fly ash, stone dust, and sand with different mix proportion. A manmade fibre, glass fibre reinforce polymer (GFRC) /Steel / Bamboo utilize as reinforcing material to produce the interlocking blocks which gives appreciable results discuss in detail. The experimental results compared with that ordinary burnt clay brick and interlocking brick found durable in aggressive environments and have sufficient strength for their use in sustainable building construction. The basic idea was to build a wall without cement and to bind the bricks together by their interlocking properties attained by the reinforcement (GFRC Bar, Steel bar, and Bamboo).The dimensions of the brick were 12x8x4mm. The composition of the bricks was 75% of fly ash, 20% of cement , 3% of gypsum and 2% of lime. Two rods penetrate inside the standard fly ash bricks from the top and two holes are made adjacent to the rods at the bottom forming a wall with the rods of one brick interconnecting with the holes of the other brick. The bricks can be juxtaposed one over the other. The wall can be assembled and dissembled at any point of time leading to simple and plain sailing construction. The bond used for the wall was stretcher/running bond. Compressive strength of interlock bricks are having ranges between 1.2 N/mm^2 to 2.0 N/mm^2.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV6I80069
Published in: Volume : 6, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2018
Page(s): 98-102

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