Development of Masonry Blocks Using Bituminous Emulsions

Abdullah, Siti Atikah (2005) Development of Masonry Blocks Using Bituminous Emulsions. [Final Year Project] (Unpublished)

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"Development of masonry Blocks Using Bituminous Emulsions" is basically
stressing about research on new material to be applied in construction technology.
As widely known, concrete is brittle in nature and are prone to fragmentation. Same
problem applied to glass walls. Fragmentation will cause the material to break into
chips and predominantly lose its strength. Apart from that, development of this new
material is also initiated due to the increase in terrorist attacks to high rise building
causing majorcasualties as well as injuries to the occupants as well as pedestrians.
In order to fit the requirement of this research, wax emulsionis experimented
to understand its behavior in terms of strength, flexural and durability. The material
used is Burke Wax Emulsion White (Type II), For comparison purposes,
conventional bitumen mix is also tested. The mix proportion of the bituminous
material is done following the concrete proportion. Same testing method in
designing bituminous mix for flexible pavement applies to this research. The
specimens will be tested using Marshall Stability testing equipment which will give
the optimum binder content value, Beam Fatigue equipment which will give its
flexural stiffness and deflection and durability test which will give its resistance
against temperature effects.
Wax emulsions produced materials with high compressive strength and
durability characteristic but at low deformation rate. However, it fails instinctively
under dynamics loading due to its stiffness and inflexibility to absorb loadings. Due
to this factor, fiber addition is necessary to increase its flexibleness and tensile
Thismaterial can be used for construction of non-load bearing partition wall,
slabs or floors which experience static loadings alone. Findings from this research
will open a new era for building construction technology. A more cost effective
material to concrete and brick wall structures is found. Coatings of surfacesfrom the
wax coupled with its hydrophobic nature, will sufficiently act as a moisture barrier
to prevent conduction and unwanted penetration and interaction of various liqiuds in
masonry blocks.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Departments / MOR / COE: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:46

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