Compression and Bond Properties of Fired Clay Brick Masonry with Cocopeat Blended Binding Mortar
Keywords:Masonry, Cocopeat, Binding mortar, Sustainability
The production of agricultural, industrial, and demolition trash increases along with global population growth and industrial expansion. They endanger the environment when they are not properly recycled, repurposed, or disposed of. Cocopeat is one such agricultural waste. The use of cocopeat in binder cement is urged to support sustainable construction methods. Because it is seen as trash and discarded in landfills. Cocopeat is an environmentally friendly by-product which can be got during the coconut fibre extraction process. The current study investigates the strength properties of masonry built with binding mortar that incorporates cocopeat as opposed to traditional cement-sand mortar. The mortar prepared with four different integrations of cocopeat as sand replacement of 0, 4, 6 and 8% by weight was used for masonry. Fresh properties of cocopeat binding mortar and their effect on the mechanical characteristics of masonry were investigated. The test results revealed that the mechanical characteristics of masonry were enhanced with increased cocopeat content in the mortar.
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