Experimental Study on Some Mechanical Properties of Papercrete Concrete
Advances in Materials
Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages: 1-6
Received: Nov. 10, 2016; Accepted: Dec. 16, 2016; Published: Feb. 16, 2017
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Shewit Birhane, Department of Construction Technology & Management, Diredawa Institute of Technology, Diredawa University, Diredawa, Ethiopia
Mikyas Mesfin, Department of Construction Technology & Management, Diredawa Institute of Technology, Diredawa University, Diredawa, Ethiopia
Werku Koshe, Department of Construction Technology & Management, Diredawa Institute of Technology, Diredawa University, Diredawa, Ethiopia
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This study presents an experimental approach for the use of Papercrete for construction. Green materials are now the preferred material for construction since they are capable of lighter weight and affordable. Based on recent studies, alternative building materials are cost effective, light weight when dry, and efficient to use. This study started from referring different literatures concerning the topic and related ideas up to conceptualization and design of the trial ratio to be used in testing. The goal of the study is to utilize Papercrete toward attaining a sustainable development. Testing and Analysis of the result provided sufficient data to prove whether it is possible to use Papercrete concrete as a construction material according to the data’s the 14th & 28th day compressive strength of the ratios 1:1:0.5, 1:1:1, 1:1:1.5 has become 1, 0.5, 0.24 & 2.1, 0.98, 0.56 MPa respectively. For the water absorption test 23.1%, 34.3%, 33.07% respectively for the weight 7.2 kg, 6.6 kg, 6.1 kg respectively and additionally for the density test 774.193, 709.677, 655.9139 kg/m3 respectively. Comparison between the samples formulated was used to analyze if it may be used in the future as a construction elements.
Papercrete Hollow Block, Compressive Strength, Waste Paper, Low Cost Material, Light Weight Material
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Shewit Birhane, Mikyas Mesfin, Werku Koshe, Experimental Study on Some Mechanical Properties of Papercrete Concrete, Advances in Materials. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2017, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20170601.11
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