Influence of Leaning Materials on the Quality of Building Ceramics
Key Engineering Materials. Vol.903: Riga Technical University 61st International Scientific Conference "Materials Science and Applied Chemistry 2020" (MSAC 2020) 2021
Ruta Švinka, Visvaldis Švinka, Māris Rundāns, Inta Timma, Laila Pētersone

Clay of the deposit Liepa is used for the production of ceramic building and finishing bricks in the factory “Lode” in Latvia. In the present work different types of these clays were investigated and “quartz effect” was determined using quartz sand as a leaning material. The substitution of quartz sand with milled E-glass fibre from Valmiera Glass was investigated and the changes in the magnitude of the quartz inversion effect were analysed. Thermal expansion was the main method for the determination of possible formation of cracks during technological process. Powder of milled glass fibre in amount of 5–10 % affects such properties as water uptake, porosity and apparent density and provides the required material properties at a lower firing temperature.

Devonian clay, quartz effect, thermal expansion, milled glass fibre, water uptake

Švinka, R., Švinka, V., Rundāns, M., Timma, I., Pētersone, L. Influence of Leaning Materials on the Quality of Building Ceramics. Key Engineering Materials, 2021, Vol. 903, pp.197-202. ISSN 1013-9826. e-ISSN 1662-9795. Available from: doi:10.4028/

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