STRESS-STRAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF BRICK MASONRY PREPARED WITH POND ASH IN CEMENT MORTAR UNDER UNIAXIAL COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH
Dhirajkumar Lal, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Arunkumar Dwivedi.
The waste from coal-based thermal power plants in the form of pond ash is utilized in making of environment-friendly cement mortar with
using sand and cement. The mechanical properties like compressive strength under uniaxial stress of brick masonry and cement mortars
prepared with the incorporation of pond ash into the cement mortar at various mixing ratios have been determined. The mathematical
relationship of compressive stress values and the composition of brick, mortar and masonry have been developed. The compressive stress,
strain and Young’s modulus values and their relationships have been determined. Using pond ash lead to an increase in the strength of the
mortar and brick masonry prism prepared.
Key words: Pond ash; cement mortar; compressive strength; Young’s modulus.