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Strength development of lightweight styrofoam concrete

Ahmad, Mohd Hilton and Lee, Yee Loon and Mohd Noor, Nurazuwa and Adnan, Suraya Hani (2008) Strength development of lightweight styrofoam concrete. In: International Conference on Civil Engineering (ICCE08), 12-14 May 2008, Hyatt Regency Kuantan Resort, Kuantan, Pahang.


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Styrofoam was widely used as food and manufacturing production equipments as packaging tools to absorb vibration during handling and transportation process. After this process, the Styrofoam used to protect the equipment normally serves as disposal waste. It is estimated that it produced large amount of wastes as it abundantly used in the market. Compared with natural lightweight aggregates which is porous material and adsorb huge amount of water, Styrofoam is artifial lightweight aggregate producing durable concrete. Four series of Styrofoam concrete were identified includes series of Styrofoam concrete with pulverized fly ash (PFA) as cement replacement. All the series been compared with conventional concrete. This paper will discuss the compressive strength of palm oil fibre in long-term up to 180 days. In this study, it shows that concrete series of using 10 square mm size styrofoam aggregates with 10% PFA replacement level gave highest compressive strength in long-term up to 180 days.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pozzolans, lightweight concrete, styrofoam, compressive strength, DOE method
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Khairunnisa Ahmad
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2010 02:59
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 08:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/125
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