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dc.contributor.advisor Halwatura, R
dc.contributor.author Udawattha, CD
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-27T06:54:24Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-27T06:54:24Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/14903
dc.description.abstract The building wall is our third skin. Edifice the third skin out of earth has been practiced since prehistoric era, because of the availability of soil as a raw material. Merely soil have many weakness including its geo technical properties of shrink swell, low density and high permeability. In order to convert geotechnical properties into engineering material, there should be a stabilizer. This study was conducted to study alternative stabilizer for earth based construction particular to mud concrete earth construction. An inventory of potential alternative stabilizers were arose based on an immense literature survey, inspired from nature and from ancestral folk knowledge. Several mix designs were subjected to a strength development study. Overall engineering properties and total life cycle study was conducted according to engineering standards. The durability, cost, thermal performances, embodied energy and life-cycle cost were studied and compared with most available wall construction units. Finally, the impertinent technology was enhanced to use as residential scale technology for poor people in the country. The application and the manufacturing process was advocated among low income villagers to building their houses. The study has found that natural polymers such as natural rubber latex, pines resin, dawul kurudu, and sugarcane bagasse can enhance the mechanical properties of a mud concrete block. Industrial waste such as fly ash, bottom ash, and rice husk ash can work as an alternative stabilizer. A more advanced technology of geopolymerizing mud concrete block was invented by this study. In the practical construction world, this novel wall material should be testified in front exiting wall material palette. Found that mud concrete block is a suitable solution to replace existing expensive wall construction technology. Finally, the manufacturing process was optimized into the plenteous production process to manufacture mud concrete block in mass scale. More than all, this thesis has given birth to an affordable wall construction technology for poor people in the country. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Earth building en_US
dc.subject soil stabilization en_US
dc.subject engineering properties en_US
dc.subject walling material en_US
dc.subject environmental fitness en_US
dc.subject life cycle analysis en_US
dc.title The Effectiveness of alternative stabilizer for mud concrete technology en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Civil Engineering en_US
dc.date.accept 2018
dc.identifier.accno TH3728 en_US


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