Influence of palm oil biomass clinker and empty fruit bunch fibers on concrete properties

Wan Ibrahim, Mohd Haziman and Mangi, Sajjad Ali and Mohd Zuki, Sharifah Salwa and Putra Jaya, Ramadhansyah and Supriyatno, Dadang (2020) Influence of palm oil biomass clinker and empty fruit bunch fibers on concrete properties. IIUM Engineering Journal, 21 (2). pp. 100-110. ISSN 1511-788X

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This study aims to evaluate the influence of palm oil Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) fibers on flexural strength performance of concrete in the presence of Palm Oil Biomass Clinker (POBC). This study considered various proportions of palm oil EFB fibers as 0%, 0.2%, 0.4%, and 0.6% in concrete with fixed amount of POBC as 10%. It was investigated that there is substantial influence of palm oil EFB fibers on properties of concrete containing 10% POBC as sand replacement. The experimental findings of this study indicated that the workability of fresh mix concrete decreases as palm oil EFB fiber content increased. Besides that, hardened properties of concrete were found to be improved as the amount of palm oil EFB fibers increased in the concrete. It was noticed that flexural strength was improved with addition of 0.2% palm oil EFB fibers that act as reinforcement and deliver growth in flexural strength for concrete containing 10% of POBC. Hence, it was concluded that palm oil EFB fiber could be utilized as fiber reinforcement in concrete to improve flexural strength performance of the concrete.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: bunch fiber; biomass clinker; compressive strength; flexural strength
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Structural and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Shahrul Ahmad Bakri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2022 06:43
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2022 06:43

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