Assessment of Strength of Hollow Concrete Blocks with Holes Reinforced with Half Portion of Coconut Shells

Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies

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Title Assessment of Strength of Hollow Concrete Blocks with Holes Reinforced with Half Portion of Coconut Shells
 
Creator Anu S Das
Ansu V
Megha P
Nithin M Thomas
Sachin A K
 
Subject Building construction
Hollow concrete blocks
Coconut shells
Sustainable development
Environmental protection
 
Description Natural building materials are diminishing day by day. Hence economical alternatives of natural building materials are necessary for sustainable development. Hollow concrete block was developed to reduce the use of natural building materials. Agricultural waste products like coconut shells from coconut industry have disposal problems causing environmental concerns. Various studies were done in the past, replacing a portion of the natural aggregates with broken coconut shells for manufacturing the hollow concrete blocks. In this study, we have developed a new method of forming the holes of hollow concrete blocks by placing stacks of half portion of coconut shells at the bottom with convex surface upwards to reinforce the holes by arch action. The results show that the coconut shell reinforced hollow concrete blocks have better strength as compared to open-graded hollow concrete blocks available in the market.
 
Publisher Chitkara University
 
Date 2018-12-25
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://jotitt.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/jotitt/article/view/9
10.15415/jotitt.2018.62008
 
Source Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies; Vol 6 No 2 (2018); 93-98
2321-7146
2321-3906
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://jotitt.chitkara.edu.in/index.php/jotitt/article/view/9/3
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Journal on Today's Ideas - Tomorrow's Technologies
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
 

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