Mechanical and thermal properties of cockles shell cementing material

  • Aseel Basim Al-Zubaidi
Keywords: Cementing materials, Composites, Cockles shell, Mechanical properties.


Mortar of ordinary Portland cement was blended with cockles shell
powder at different weight ratios to investigate the effect of powder
admixture on their strength and thermal conductivity. Results showed
that addition of cockles shell powder at 50% of mortar weight
improves hardness and compressive strength notably and reduces the
thermal conductivity of the end product. Results suggest the
possibility to incorporate cockles shell powders as constituents in
cement mortars for construction and plastering applications.