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 OJCE  Vol.6 No.2 , March 2016
Sustainable Fly Ash Based Roof Tiles with Waste Polythene Fibre: An Experimental Study
Abstract: The compressive stress-strain behavior and other characteristics of treated fly ash based roof tiles have been studied by several experimental tests. This paper attempts to presents the results and observations of a study and comparison based on the past reported experimental data. Based on the results and observations of the comprehensive experimental study, five “control points” have been identified. The new sets of experiment have been carried out to investigate whether it might be possible the use of fly ash in fly ash based roof tiles for residential construction. In the present study, treated fly ash (TFA) of C category was used with different materials as a replacement of clay for making treated fly ash stone dust roof tiles (TFASDRT). Treated fly ash stone dust roof tiles (TFASDRT) were studied at varying percentages of cement, coarse sand, and radish stone dust (RSD) along with the constant percentage of waste polythene fibre (WPF). A research program was undertaken to evaluate the suitability of such test for assessing the properties of treated fly ash stone dust roof tiles (TFASDRT). The result of this study recommends that the fly ash based roof tiles provides a sustainable supplement to the traditional clay roof tiles, they increase the efficiency of traditional roof tiles and significantly help to reduce the environmental issues associated with the disposal of these waste materials.
Cite this paper: Akhtar, M. , Akhtar, J. , Hattamleh, O. and Halahla, A. (2016) Sustainable Fly Ash Based Roof Tiles with Waste Polythene Fibre: An Experimental Study. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 6, 314-327. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2016.62026.
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