K.

SambaSiva Rao
Roll No: 12011D2021
Stabilized Mud Blocks using Ordinary
Portland Cement and Rice Husk Ash -
Application as Wall.
Under the guidance of:
Dr Maganti Janardhana
Professor

CONTENTS
 Introduction
 Motivation of Present Studies
 Objectives and Investigation
 Materials and Methodology
 Work to be done
 References







INTRODUCTION
 Human society has been using mud for shelter
since the days of ancient cultures. The local
availability and ease of processing makes it the
most energy efficient building material.
 In this investigations, the agricultural and
industrial residue rice husk ash into the Soil and
Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) stabilized
blocks are studied.
 However there are undesirable properties such
as loss of strength when saturated with water,
erosion due to wind and/or rain or poor
dimensional stability.


Motivation of Present studies

 Stabilized soil blocks use locally available soil
with cementetious (RICE HUSK ASH) materials.

 Rice husk ash an excellent pozzolanic material.

 About 20 million tons of rice husk ash an agro
waste is produced annually worldwide.


Objectives and Investigation
 To investigate the potential use of rise husk ash an
agro waste for production of stabilized compressed
earth blocks.
 The block properties and their performance as a
walling material.
 The resistance against erodability of stabilized
compressed earth blocks produced using rice husk
ash .
Materials and Methodology

1. Soil
2. Rice Husk Ash
3. Ordinary Portland Cement(PENNA CEMENT 53
GRADE )
Soil
Tests Values
Liquid Limit
36.40%
Plastic Limit
35.72%
Specific Gravity
2.27
Natural Moisture Content
11%
Cement
Tests Value AS FOR
IS12269-2013
CODE
Fineness 3.69% Should not exceed
10%
Normal
Consistency
30%
----
Soundness 5mm Should not more than
10mm
Initial Setting Time 130min Should not less than
30min
Final Setting Time 370min Should not greater
than 600 min
Compressive
Strength (7days)
37.98 N/mm
2
Should be greater
than 37 N/mm2
Rice Husk Ash

Physical
Properties
Value
As per IS:
3812-1981
Compressive
Strength
11% more than the
Control Mix
Not less than 80%
of the strength of
the corresponding
plain cement mortar
cubes
Soundness 0.5%
0.8%(max)
Material Retained
on 45 micron
4.5%
Material Passing
through 45 micron
94.1%
Note: These properties are supplied by N K
Enterprises Orissa Company .
Rice Husk Ash

Chemical
Properties
Value
As per IS: 3812-
1981
Silicon Dioxide 90.1%
35 % (min)
Magnesium Oxide 0.94%
5.0% (max)
Sodium Oxide 0.50%
1.5% (max)
Sulphate 0.03%
2.75% (max)
Loss of Ignition 1.55%
12% (max)
(Contd…)

Mardini Press
(Block Making machine)

• Casting of soil blocks

• Compressive strength test to be conducted for soil blocks.

• Constructing wall using soil blocks

• Conducting erodability test and load test

• Evaluating test results
Work to be done

• International Journal of Civil Engineering Technology (IJCIET) Volume 3,
Issue 1, January – June (2012), PP. 01 – 14, 1 – 10.

• K S Jagadish “Building with Stabilized mud” International Publishing
House Pvt. Ltd.

• Indian Standard Methods of Tests For Pozzolanic Materials, IS:1727 – 1967
(1991 – 10), 1 – 28.

• Indian Standard Portland Slag cement – Specification, IS:455 – 1989, 1 –
3.

• Indian Standard Pulverized Fuel Ash – Specification Part 1 For Use as
Pozzolana in Cement, Cement Mortar and Concrete IS:3812 – 1981, 1 – 4.

References:

Thank You