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Compressive and flexural strength of foamed concrete containing polyolefin fibers

Wan Ibrahim, Mohd Haziman and Jamaluddin, Norwati and Juki, Mohd Irwan and P.J., Ramadhansyah and Adnan, Suraya Hani (2014) Compressive and flexural strength of foamed concrete containing polyolefin fibers. In: 4th International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2014) , 22-23 March 2014, Bali, Indonesia .


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Foam concrete is a lightweight concrete which is produced relatively inexpensively. However, due to its low strength and brittleness the application in building construction is rather limited. A study has been undertaken to investigate the effects of polyolefin fibers at a relatively low volume fraction (0 %, 0.2 %, 0.4 % and 0.6 %) on the compressive and flexural properties of foamed concrete. The foamed concrete was designed to achieve a target strength of 8-10 MPa with a density of 1600 kg/m3 at the age of 28 days. For each mixture, nine lOOxlOOxlOO mm cubes and three 100x100x500 mm beam were prepared. The compressive test was performed on cubes and three points loading flexural test on the beams was carried out in accordance to MS 26:Part 2: 1991. Test results showed that polyolefin fibers only slightly improved the compressive strength and flexural strength of foamed concrete by 4.3% and 9.3% respectively.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: polyolefin fibers; foamed concrete; compressive strength; flexural strength; toughness index
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: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2014 01:12
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2014 01:12
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5634
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