Ciencia, docencia y tecnología
versión On-line ISSN 1851-1716
FONTANA CABEZAS, Juan José. Geometric, physical and mechanical properties of hollow ceramic bricks produced in Uruguay. Cienc. docencia tecnol. [online]. 2011, n.42, pp. 240-270. ISSN 1851-1716.
This article presents a study of the geometric, physical and mechanical properties of a selection of hollow ceramic bricks produced in Uruguay, based on results of laboratory tests that determined their size, shape deviations, coefficients of absorption and water suction and compressive strength. A study of tests results is made in order to determine the feasibility of the technique of hollow ceramic bricks as a structural material and the analysis of the cares required in the design and construction stages for building in this material.
Palabras clave : Civil engineering; Hollow; Brick; Ceramic; Test.