Mechanical and durability performance of lightweight concrete brick with palm oil fuel ash (POFA)

Mohd Yassin, Nurain Izzati and Adnan, Suraya Hani and Shahidan, Shahiron and Ayop, Sallehuddin Shah (2020) Mechanical and durability performance of lightweight concrete brick with palm oil fuel ash (POFA). In: Advanced Concrete Technology and Green Materials. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 14-25. ISBN 978-967-2916-42-0

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Lightweight building materials such as precast roof and wall panel has been widely used in the construction industries. This is because lightweight materials could benefits the economy and society in terms of manufacturing, transportation and handling cost. One of the most preferable lightweight material is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). EPS consist of 98% of air and 2% of polystyrene. Therefore, EPS is very low in density which could contribute in the reduction of building materials mass. Abundance of studies has shown that EPS has significantly contribute to the reduction of brick density. EPS has been used as the aggregates replacement in concrete. However, the existing of EPS in the concrete has reduce the strength performance of the concrete. Due to this, researchers have extend their research in improvising the EPS concrete and brick strength with the addition of pozzolanic materials such as fly ash, rice husk ask, silica fume and etc [1-4]. The ability of these pozzolanic materials in enhancing the strength of brick or concrete has been proven...

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concrete; Concrete construction; Sustainable construction; Government publications--Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction > TH1000-1725 Systems of building construction. Including fireproof construction, concrete construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 07:59
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2022 07:59

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