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Afolayan, O. D. and Salawu, Abisola Mariam and Dahunsi, Bamidele and Odetoyan, Abimbola Oyebola and Akpabot, Akpabot Ifiok (2018) AN EVALUATION OF COMPRESSIVE AND FLEXURAL PROPERTIES OF LATERITE FILLED PET BOTTLES AS A WALL CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 9 (8). pp. 1783-1792. ISSN 0976-6308 and ISSN Online: 0976-6316

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Today, construction industry is in need of finding indigenous, available and cost effective materials as a constituent material for construction. One of the readily available material due to its numerous advantages is polyethylene terephthalate (PET) which is commonly used for containing carbonated beverage and water bottles among others. Hence, this project access the possibility of PET bottles filled with lateritic sand for a composite wall construction system. Collected laterite was air-dried for seven days, sieved with 4.75mm BS sieve size and bagged, 90 specimen cubes were produced with clay soil samples replacing the conventional fine aggregate, sand; embedded with laterite filled PET bottles arranged horizontally, the mixes were prepared by proportioning for 10% and 15% cement stabilization and representative cubes air-dried for respective curing period . Specimens of both empty PET bottles and laterite filled PET bottles were tested at 3, 7 and 14 days for compressive strength and for 14 and 28 days for flexural strength. . Results showed that test specimen for control and stabilized specimen with 15% cement stabilization had the highest 14 days average test result in compressive strength. However, laterite filled PET bottle failed to improve flexural strength of cubes. Based on the research, it was recommended that poured clay containing 15% cement stabilization could be used for construction of An Evaluation of Compressive and Flexural Properties of Laterite Filled Pet Bottles as a Wall Construction Material 1784 non- load bearing internal walls as it will reduce the overdependence on cement and granite usage thereby conserving the scarce natural resources as well as reducing solid waste problem posed by plastic.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: : Polyethylene terephthalate; composite wall; compressive test; flexural strength test
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 11:41
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2018 11:41

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