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Preliminary investigation of acoustical properties of concrete containing oil palm shell as an aggregate replacement

J., Zanariah and H., Zaiton and Nizam, Y. Musli and Khairulzan, Y. and M., Dianah and D., Nadirah and Mohd Hanifi, O. (2018) Preliminary investigation of acoustical properties of concrete containing oil palm shell as an aggregate replacement. In: CENVIRON 2017.

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Abstract

Research has been so far focused extensively on mechanical properties of oil palm shell (OPS) concrete but less on sound properties. Thus, the objective of this study is to investigate whether concrete containing OPS can be applied in the field of road noise barrier. The acoustic properties of the samples were determined by using an impedance tube connected to a sound source. The noise reduction coefficient (NRC) and weighted sound absorption coefficient (αw) which is more commonly use in the road traffic noise barrier field were calculated according to BS EN ISO 11654:1997. Compressive strengths of samples were also determined by using compressive test. The results presented that the compressive strength of the OPS composites decreased as increased in w/c wit minimum of 20.44 N/mm2 at 28 days for w/c = 0.6 but still satisfactory for structural use. The sound absorption coefficient demonstrated that they were decreased as the w/c are higher with typical curve of two peaks at 315Hz and 1000Hz. All samples were then can be classified as class E as 0.5< αw < 0.25 and should be classified as L due to favourable deviation higher than 0.25 for 250 Hz.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mr Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2020 01:45
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2020 01:45
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/12781
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