Basic Civil Engineering

Tests on Bricks

Tests on Bricks The following laboratory tests may be conducted on the bricks to find their suitability: (i) Crushing strength (ii) Absorption (iii) Shape and size and (iv) Efflorescence. (i) Crushing Strength: The brick specimen are immersed in water for 24 hours. The frog of the brick is filled flush with 1:3 cement mortar and …

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Test of Stones

Test of Stones To acertain the required properties of stones, the following tests can be conducted: (i) crushing strength test (ii) water absorption test (iii) abrasion test (iv) impact test (v) acid test. Crushing Strength Test For conducting this test, specimen of size 40 × 40 × 40 mm are prepared from parent stone. Then …

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