Mechanical performance of eco-efficient hollow clay bricks incorporating industrial nano-crystalline aluminium sludge

Cavaco, Eduardo S. and Grilo, Inês and Gouveia, João Paulo and Júlio, E. and Neves, Luís C. (2018) Mechanical performance of eco-efficient hollow clay bricks incorporating industrial nano-crystalline aluminium sludge. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering . ISSN 1964-8189 (In Press)

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Abstract

In this paper, mechanical properties of a new structural and eco-efficient hollow clay bricks are investigated. The principal goal was to recycle residual sludge from aluminium anodizing industries by incorporating it in the raw material of bricks, thus contributing for the sustainability of the construction sector. It was also an objective to enhance thermal properties of the bricks, contributing to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, and maintain their mechanical properties.

A large set of mechanical tests was conducted. A comparison between traditional, structural, and the new eco-efficient bricks is established. Results show that the mechanical properties of the new bricks and masonry are not significantly affected by the aluminium sludge, thus allowing their use without strength limitations, and taking advantage from the thermal improved performance.

Item Type: Article
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/939192
Keywords: Clay brick; Aluminium sludge; Structural and eco-efficient brick; Masonry
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:41
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/52780

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