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Study of improvement of mud bricks stabilized with cement characteristics by addition of rice husks ashes

Author Affiliations

  • 1Research Team in Engineering Sciences, Higher National Engineers School, University of Lome, 01BP 1515, Lome 01, Togo
  • 2Research Team in Engineering Sciences, Higher National Engineers School, University of Lome, 01BP 1515, Lome 01, Togo
  • 3Research Team in Engineering Sciences, Higher National Engineers School, University of Lome, 01BP 1515, Lome 01, Togo
  • 4Research Team in Engineering Sciences, Higher National Engineers School, University of Lome, 01BP 1515, Lome 01, Togo

Res. J. Material Sci., Volume 5, Issue (7), Pages 1-4, December,16 (2017)

Abstract

This paper aims at studying the possibility of reducing cement rate in mud bricks stabilized with cement without impairing their characteristics. For this purpose, it is envisaged to add rice husks ashes to cement-soil mixture in various proportions. The study has consisted of making brick specimens which were submitted to density and compressive strength tests. The study has revealed that the addition of rice husks ashes not only increase bricks compressive strength but also reduce cement rate in the mixture.

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