POZZOLANIC CLAYS OF INDIA: THEIR INDUSTRIAL EXPLOITATION AND USE IN ENGINEERING WORKS

AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF BURNT CLAY AS A POZZOLANA IS REPORTED. DUE TO THE SHORTAGE OF CEMENT EXPERIENCED DURING THE PAST, THE CENTRAL ROAD RESEARCH INSTITUTE CONDUCTED FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED STUDIES ON THE USE OF BURNT CLAY AS A POZZOLANA WITH A VIEW TO EFFECT ECONOMY IN THE USE OF CEMENT AND IMPROVE THE PROPERTIES OF CONCRETE. AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO UNDERSTAND THE BASIC REACTION THAT TAKES PLACE WHEN SURKHI IS PROCESSED FOR USE AS POZZOLANA, WHICH HAS LED TO CERTAIN ORIGINAL TRENDS OF THOUGHT. AS A RESULT, THE FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS OF SURKHI ARE MUCH BETTER UNDERSTOOD NOW. IT HAS NOW BEEN POSSIBLE TO BRING FORTH FOR THE INDUSTRY AN IMPROVED BUILDING MATERIAL NAMELY REACTIVE SURKHI WHICH COULD CONSIDERABLY EASE THE DIFFICULTIES FACED BY BUILDERS DUE TO SHORTAGE OF CEMENT. COMPARED TO THE SURKHI WHICH IS COMMONLY AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET AS A COARSE POWDER DERIVED FROM WASTE BRICKS, THE REACTIVE SURKHI COULD DEVELOP 4 TO 5 TIMES THE STRENGTH WITH LIME IN MORTARS. THE VOLUME CONSISTS OF A SURVEY OF DEPOSITS OF THE CLAYS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF INDIA; CHAPTERS ON INDUSTRIAL EXPLOITATION OF LOCATED DEPOSITS; AND UTILIZATION OF REACTIVE SURKHI IN VARIOUS TYPES OF CONSTRUCTION. A BIBLIOGRAPHY ON POZZOLANAS, /1925-1963/, CONSISTING OF 32 PAGES IS APPENDED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Spec Rpt 1, 290 PP
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    Central Road Research Institute

    Delhi-Mathura Road
    New Delhi,   India  110020
  • Publication Date: 1964

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  • Created Date: Feb 15 1994 12:00AM