CHARACTERISTIC BRICKS PRODUCED OF SMALL INDUSTRY IN SOUTH SULAWESI, INDONESIANurlita Pertiwi, Panennungi T. and Gufran Darma Dirawan
This research aims to describe the characteristics of brick for small industrial production in South Sulawesi.Variables tested were visual test, size, water absorption and compressive strength. This research was conducted at the Laboratory Materials Department of Civil Engineering and Planning Education Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Negeri Makassar. Samples taken at random as much as 150 bricks each industry group. Testing each variable of each 50 samples. Data analysis technique used is descriptive and statistical analysis. The visual test results showed that the most of the bricks do not meet the three requirements visually. High size bricks have irregularities of 6.88 mm and deviations thick of 29 mm while the size of the width of the bricks showed a deviation of 1.07 mm. The absorption test results show that of most of the samples of bricks showed absorption between 10% to 13.99% and meet the required value. The maximum value of bricks compressive strength of 0.8 MPa or do not meet the required compressive strength value. In general, the brick production of small industries in South Sulawesi are not eligible.
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