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Mechanical properties of palm oil clinker concrete

Ahmad, Hilton@Mohd Hilton and Mohd , Sofian and Mohd Noor, Nurazuwa (2007) Mechanical properties of palm oil clinker concrete. In: 1st Engineering Conference on Energy and Environment, 27-28 December 2007, Kuching, Sarawak.


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Palm oil clinker is a by-product of palm oil industry which normally being dumped abundantly as waste which caused to the undesirable effects to our environment sustainability. This paper studied the mechanical properties of local palm oil clinker concrete including compressive strength, three point bending strength and tensile splitting test which is the most important parameters in engineering properties of concrete as the primary measurement to its suitability for the appliance for the structural use. Five series of palm oil clinker concrete with same mix proportioning were batched and tested. The series includes control mix, palm oil clinker as coarse aggregate, palm oil clinker as coarse and fine aggregate and addition of fly ash to the mix proportion. The mechanical properties of this study were conducted and measured accordance to the British Standard. The effects of another local waste material from coal combustion i.e., pulverized fly ash (pfa) which replace the cement content in mix proportion on mechanical properties of palm oil clinker concrete were compared and the mechanism were been analyzed. The results given by the palm oil clinker was found to be in good agreement with the structural use which been indicated by the structural concrete Code of Practice BS8110. Addition of pulverized fly ash as pozzolanic material produces more strong and durable concrete compared to palm oil clinker without fly ash.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: compressive strength; flexural strength; tensile splitting test; palm oil clinker concrete; pulverized fly ash
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Structural and Material Engineering
Depositing User: Nurul Elmy Mohd. Yusof
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2011 01:38
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2011 01:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/1813
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