Engineering properties of concrete with oil palm shell as coarse aggregate

Md Abdul Mannan and Chettia, Champakaraman Ganapathy (2002) Engineering properties of concrete with oil palm shell as coarse aggregate. Construction and Building Materials, 16 (1). pp. 29-34. ISSN 0950-0618


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In a short-term study, for up to 90 days, properties of oil palm shell (OPS) concrete namely compressive strength, flexural strength, splitting tensile strength, modulus of elasticity, drying shrinkage and initial surface absorption, have been determined and a comparison is made with control concrete. Two conditions of curing, namely, one to simulate the practical curing condition and another laboratory curing condition, are employed. It is observed that OPS concrete has sufficient strength to be accepted as structural lightweight concrete and that the trend of behaviours of OPS concrete and control concrete is very similar. However, the modulus of elasticity of OPS concrete is lower compared to control concrete and ISA is more in OPS concrete compared with control concrete.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Oil palm shell, Curing, Lightweight concrete, Agricultural waste
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB1-1110 Plant culture > SB183-317 Field crops Including cereals, forage crops, grasses, legumes, root crops, sugar plants, textile plants, alkaloidal plants, medicinal plants
T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1-9745 Building construction > TH1000-1725 Systems of building construction Including fireproof construction, concrete construction
Department: SCHOOL > School of Engineering and Information Technology
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 17:19
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2017 13:23

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