Thermal and mechanical performance of oil palm fiber reinforced mortar utilizing palm oil fly ash as a complementary binder

Narendra Raut, Ashwin and Pathrose Gomez, Christy (2016) Thermal and mechanical performance of oil palm fiber reinforced mortar utilizing palm oil fly ash as a complementary binder. Construction and Building Material, 126 . pp. 476-483. ISSN 0950-0618

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.09.03...

Abstract

This paper provides an in-depth analysis of the recycling potential of oil palm industrial waste which is abundantly available in Malaysia that is posing serious environmental concerns. Much research has been undertaken regarding the processing of palm oil production waste, however there is lack of attention regarding the thermal performance of oil palm waste and its attended mechanical properties as fiber reinforced mortar, stifling its wide applicability within the construction industry. This paper focuses on the utilization of oil palm residue to develop thermally insulated building envelope material. The palm oil fly ash is used as a replacement for cement, and the oil palm fibers are incorporated as an additive to reduce thermal conductivity of wall systems. Various proportions of fiber reinforced mortar were prepared to study the effects of fibers on thermal and mechanical performance. Thermal performance was studied using steady state approach by using Hot Guarded Plate apparatus. The experimental findings have revealed that the porous nature of fiber makes it a suitable choice for enhancing thermal performance of mortar, with some acceptable reduction of mechanical strength and marginal fluctuations in flexural strength.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:palm oil fly ash; oil palm fibers; sustainable; waste; thermal conductivity
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions:Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Construction Management
ID Code:8363
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:03 Oct 2016 10:33
Last Modified:03 Oct 2016 10:33

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