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Properties of concrete containing coconut shell powder (CSP) as a filler

Leman, A S and Shahidan, Shahiron and Nasir, A J and Senin, M S and Mohd Zuki, Sharifah Salwa and Wan Ibrahim, Mohd Haziman and Deraman@Muhammad, Ruzilawati and Khalid, Faisal Sheikh and Azhar, A T S (2017) Properties of concrete containing coconut shell powder (CSP) as a filler. In: IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering.

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Abstract

Coconut shellsare a type of agricultural waste which can be converted into useful material. Therefore,this study was conducted to investigate the properties of concrete which uses coconut shell powder (CSP)filler material and to define the optimum percentage of CSP which can be used asfiller material in concrete. Comparisons have been made between normal concrete mixes andconcrete containing CSP. In this study, CSP was added into concrete mixes invaryingpercentages(0%, 2%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10%). The coconut shell was grounded into afine powder before use. Experimental tests which have been conducted in this study include theslump test, compressive test and splitting tensile strength test. CSP have the potential to be used as a concrete filler and thus the findings of this study may be applied to the construction industry. The use of CSP as a filler in concrete can help make the earth a more sustainable and greener place to live in.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080-1185 Polymers and polymer manufacture
Depositing User: Pelajar Praktikal UiTM
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:28
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:28
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/10115
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