pet bottle construction Essay

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INVESTIGATING THE COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH OF PLASTIC BOTTLES
AS MASONRY

KALUMIRE KUSIMWIRAGI

A report submitted in part requirement for the degree of Bachelor of
Environmental Design with Honours

Faculty of the Built Environment
Uganda Martyrs University

June, 2011

Investigating the Compressive Strength of Plastic Bottles as Masonry

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I hereby declare that this thesis entitled, “Investigating the Compressive Strength of plastic bottles as masonry” is the product of my own work except as cited in the references.

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Supervisor: Prof. Paul Thomas

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Date : 6 June 2011 i Investigating the Compressive
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2.4 Stabilised Compressed Earth Blocks: A review ..................22
2.4.1 Advantages and limitations........................................23
2.4.2 Material for SCEB ....................................................25
2.4.2.1 Soil type...............................................................25
2.4.2.2 Stabilisation.........................................................26
2.4.2.3 Cure.....................................................................27
2.4.4 Properties of SCEB ..................................................28
2.4.4.1 Density and thermal property .............................29
2.4.4.2 Moisture Mouvement .........................................29
2.4.4.3 Compressive strength .........................................29

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EXPERIMENTAL WORK .....................................................31
3.1 Method and methodology .................................................. 31
3.2 Materials for PETE bottles prisms........................................33
3.2.1 Soil ...........................................................................42
3.2.2 PETE bottles ............................................................43
3.2.3 Nylon Rope...............................................................46
3.2.4 Water

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