Study on Effect of Curing for Red Soil Based Geopolymer Bricks


  • Shivaraju G D Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka, India and Research Scholar (VTU), Civil Engineering Department, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India
  • Dr. Asha K Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India



red soil, class c fly ash, geopolymer bricks, compressive strength, sem analysis


The main problem facing the world today is pollution. In the construction industry, especially during the production of Portland cement, pollutants are emitted which lead to environmental pollution. in the present study, to make the geopolymer bricks, the ordinary Portland cement is fully replaced with fly ash and the fine aggregate is replaced with stone dust and alkaline liquids are used for the binding of materials. In this study an attempt is made to identify the optimum methodology of curing, by curing the red soil based geopolymer bricks with various curing temperature from 600c to 1200c with a variation of 100c for 24 hours in oven. From the optimum elevated temperature obtained, specimens are cured for 24 hours,48 hours and 72 hours in oven and also comparative study is carried out between elevation curing and ambient curing. The specimens are tested for physical and durable aspects.


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How to Cite

Shivaraju G D, & Dr. Asha K. (2024). Study on Effect of Curing for Red Soil Based Geopolymer Bricks. Applied Science and Engineering Journal for Advanced Research, 3(2), 58–71.