Flexural behaviour of reinforced lightweight concrete beams made with oil palm shell (OPS)

Teo, D. C. L. and Md Abdul Manan, and Kurian, John J. (2006) Flexural behaviour of reinforced lightweight concrete beams made with oil palm shell (OPS). Journal of Advanced Concrete Technology, 4 (3). pp. 459-468. ISSN 1346-8014

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3151/jact.4.459

Abstract

This paper presents an investigation on the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams produced from oil palm shell (OPS) aggregates. Utilising OPS in concrete production not only solves the problem of disposing this solid waste but also helps conserve natural resources. A total of 6 under-reinforced beams with varying reinforcement ratios (0.52% to 3.90%) were fabricated and tested. Data presented include the deflection characteristics, cracking behaviour, ductility indices and end-rotations. The investigation revealed that the flexural behaviour of reinforced OPS concrete beams was comparable to that of other lightweight concretes and the experimental results compare reasonably well with the current Codes of Practice. It was observed that beams with low reinforcement ratios satisfied all the serviceability requirements as per BS 8110.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Concrete beams and girders, Crack initiation, Ductility, Reinforcement, Shells (structures), Solid wastes, End-rotations, Flexural behaviour, Low reinforcement ratios, Oil palm shell (OPS), Reinforced concrete
Subjects:?? TA401-492 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
ID Code:3614
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:28 Feb 2012 14:20
Last Modified:23 Feb 2015 09:58

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