COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF COMPOUNDS WITH WASTES OF ORGANIC ORIGIN

Inocente Bojórquez, María Milagrosa Pérez, Fernando Flores, Gonzalo Bojórquez

Abstract


The aim of this work was to demonstrate the compressive strength of a compound of organic originwhich contains ligneous fibres from mahogany (Swietenia machrophylla). These ligneous fibres were mixed,in the first sample, with Portland cement, and in the other sample with Portland cement and pulverizedlimestone. Both meant to be used as constructive elements. The work consisted, based on the former strengthparameter, of the analysis of two ten-sample groups; one of them dried, the other one humid, both of themwere made of the two above mentioned different kinds of mixtures. The results are shown in two graphs ofeach of the groups; humid or dried. It could then be seen that the humid compounds made out of fibres andcement only, were the ones that reached the highest values. These values then demonstrate the possibility ofobtaining an alternative/alternating material of organic origin capable of being used in housing construction.The acquiring of the raw material/for which aids in the handling of the forest/ wouldn’t mess with the forest.

Keywords


Compressive strenght; Ligneous fibers; composed of organic origin; housing systems; sustainable handling of the forest.

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