Effect of Embedding Reinforcement on Brick Works Built by Three Different Types Bricks and Two Different Mortar Ratios
Suyamburaja Arulselvan1, G..Puvaneswari2

1Dr. Suyamburaja Arulselvan, M.E., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.
2Dr. G.Puvaneswari, M.E., Ph.D, Assitant Professor (SG), Department of ECE, Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India.

Manuscript received on May 25, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on June 29, 2020. | Manuscript published on July 30, 2020. | PP: 766-770 | Volume-9 Issue-2, July 2020. | Retrieval Number: B3893079220/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B3893.079220
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Abstract: Experimental investigations have been conducted on brick prism specimens to study its performance with the presence of reinforcement. Brick prisms were constructed using red bricks, fly ash bricks and concrete bricks with and without embedding steel reinforcement. Cement mortar with 1:5 and 1: 6 mixes have been used to build prisms. Concrete bricks of same sizes were casted in the lab and used after proper curing. Brick prisms were subjected to compressive force by Universal Testing Machine. Compressive strength of different types of brick prisms were compared and plotted. Compressive strengths were improved by embedding steel reinforcement in the brick works. Reinforced Concrete brick prisms contributed higher strength. Reinforced fly ash brick prism contributed higher compressive strength than the red brick. By embedding reinforcements in the brick works, load carrying capacity and stability of brick works have been improved. Due to ductile properties of steel reinforcement, steel embedding brick works led to ductile and reduce brittle cracks. Overall performance of brick works improved by embedding steel reinforcement 
Keywords: Red bricks, fly ash bricks, concrete bricks, normal brick prisms, reinforced brick prisms, compressive strength.