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Title: Survey of building sands in Australia
Contributor(s): Glencross-Grant, Rex  (author)orcid ; Walker, Peter (author)
Publication Date: 2003
DOI: 10.1016/S0950-0618(02)00115-0
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Abstract: Mortar sands were collected across a large area of northern New South Wales, Australia and analysed to assess their suitability for masonry construction. Grading curves of 50 sands collected are presented and compared with requirements for building sands and mortars. Results for mortar and flexural bond strength tests developed using 19 of the sands are presented and compared with international standard requirements. As well, the current extent of sand extraction within the study area is outlined. Environmental impacts of these processes are considered and opportunities for recycling and use of alternative waste materials are also discussed briefly.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Construction and Building Materials, 17(4), p. 259-268
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 0950-0618
Field of Research (FOR): 090503 Construction Materials
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 870301 Cement and Concrete Materials
870304 Stone, Ceramics and Clay Materials
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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