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A Simple Approach to Elaborate Test bricks for Traditional Ceramic Studies

Version 1 : Received: 12 January 2021 / Approved: 13 January 2021 / Online: 13 January 2021 (16:04:43 CET)

How to cite: El Boudour El Idrissi, H.; Borja, W.; DAOUDI, L.; Fagel, N. A Simple Approach to Elaborate Test bricks for Traditional Ceramic Studies. Preprints 2021, 2021010257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0257.v1). El Boudour El Idrissi, H.; Borja, W.; DAOUDI, L.; Fagel, N. A Simple Approach to Elaborate Test bricks for Traditional Ceramic Studies. Preprints 2021, 2021010257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202101.0257.v1).

Abstract

Fired bricks have shown tremendous potential as a construction material due to their properties. However, their use required some specifications in terms of quality, resistance, and durability. In developing countries, the lack of tools to make test specimens leads to many defects in these brick specimens responsible for low durability and weak precision during mechanical tests and shrinkage. In this study, a simple and traditional method of making test bricks is presented. This simple method allows the production of bricks with the required properties. This method is especially efficient for a firm or semi-soft pastes consistency. The handmade pastes do not stick into the walls of the mold like the case of steel molds and it gives specimens with standard shape, smooth surface, and sharp edges. The resulting fired bricks exhibit high mechanical strength comparable and even better than those of conventional methods.

Subject Areas

Test bricks; Fired bricks; handmade bricks; ceramics; mechanical strengths

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