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Study on Adobe Bricks& Earth Structures to Enhance their Scope of Usability

Author(s):

Ajay Kumar , CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY; Kaushik Borkakoti, CHANDIGARH UNIVERSITY

Keywords:

Adobe: Durability, Strength, Degradation, Fiber, Earth Work

Abstract

Building materials are always regarded as essential components for constructing living spaces which would help in good habitation of human beings. One of the most commonly used materials is brick that is used to construct any area. The cost & nature friendly is considered as one of the factors to decide the efficiency of the material along with other properties that contributes to the strength & durability of the whole structure. From ancient times our one of the major concern is related to housing and we have used many methods to build our homes using various materials & in that process the brick has also gone under a revolution of changes making it commercially more accessible along with making it more productive in terms of fulfilling the requirements. The concept of Adobe bricks came in the early days when there was little technological advancement took place though the quality of mud, made the prospect of using these type of bricks very famous for construction of houses which could be seen even in the present time especially regions of Sahara desert & areas which are less likely to be get any moisture trouble. The durability & its degradation in quality coming in contact with moisture posed a serious concern over the maintenance of the structure resulting in the decreasing value of Adobe bricks & at present the conventional brick we use for general construction work are considered far superior in terms moisture absorption & cost effective nature. With mud being the primary material for producing Adobe bricks it is seen that with addition to mud if the composition is altered by adding chemicals mainly fiber components would result in enhancing the ability of the brick to sustain the effects of moist climatic regions.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV7I21303
Published in: Volume : 7, Issue : 2
Publication Date: 01/05/2019
Page(s): 1815-1818

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