An Experimental Reasearchon Piers Made with Waste Plastic Bottles
Prince Arulraj G.1, Illamathi2, Jayashree3

1Prince Arulraj G., Professor & Dean, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Illamathi, Former Students, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
3Jayashree, Former Students, SNS College of Technology, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 07 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 30 June 2019 | Manuscript Published on 04 July 2019 | PP: 1010-1013 | Volume-8 Issue-1S4 June 2019 | Retrieval Number: A11860681S419/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper deals with “An experimental investigation on piers made with waste plastic bottles”. One of the main problems faced by the construction industry is the high cost of the building materials. Materials are the primary requirement for construction. In places where people are below poverty line, the high cost of building materials is becoming one of the most significant problems. Clay bricks are commonly used for the construction of houses. Production of clay bricks results in the liberation of Oxides of Sulphur and Carbon. Even though fly ash bricks avoid the liberation of the greenhouse gases, it is beyond the reach of poor people. On the other hand, urbanization generates waste materials, especially the non-degradable ones. Eco friendly architectural principles are being incorporated into more buildings every day in the world, but they are still out of reach of many people due to lack of knowledge and awareness. An attempt has been made to build low cost houses using waste plastic bottles along with chicken mesh, providing adequate thermal comfort while being sustainable. The innovative idea reduces the requirement of clay and fly ash bricks at the same time protects the environment from pollution. Strength of bottle blocks were determined for three l/d ratios and the strengths were compared with that of clay brick masonry. It was found that the strength of bottle masonry reinforced with chicken mesh was more that that of the conventional brick masonry. The cost of bottle masonry is also comparable with that of brick masonry.
Keywords: Urbanization, Eco Friendly, Plastic Bottle, Masonry, Brick Masonry.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences