Polypropylene fibre reinforced laterite bricks / Hafez Haron

Haron, Hafez (2002) Polypropylene fibre reinforced laterite bricks / Hafez Haron. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


The main aim of this research was to study the effect of incorporation of polypropylene fibres in the non-fired pressed laterite bricks. The objectives of the research were to study the physical properties including the size, weight, density and water absorption and determine the mechanical property, which was compressive strength. The effect of moisture content of constituent materials on the compressive strength control bricks was also determined. It was also important to observe the effect of various fibre contents. The tests were carried out according to BS 3821:1985 for clay bricks. The polypropylene fibre reinforced laterite (PFRL) bricks were pressed at factory and tested at Material Testing Laboratory, UiTM. Seven types of brick specimens were tested. The findings of this research showed that, firstly, incorporation of polypropylene fibres between 0.5% to 2% into the bricks had increased the densities of PFRL bricks. Secondly water absorptions of low fibre content PFRL bricks (0.5%, 1% and 2%) were lower than the water absorption of control brick and water absorption of high fibre content PFRL brick (3% and 5%) were higher than water absorption of control brick.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Haron, Hafez
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Yaacob, Zaiton (Assc Prof)
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > Systems of building construction. Industrialized building
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Mechanics applied to machinery. Dynamics
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Machine construction (General)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying
Programme: Bachelor of Building Surveying (Hons)
Keywords: Polypropylene fibres, Laterite bricks, Non-fired pressed
Date: August 2002
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41168
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