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Performance of rice husk ash as a partial cement replacement in fine grained mortar

Mohammad, Noor Shuhada and Adnan, Suraya Hani and Jamellodin, Zalipah and Wan Yusof, Yuslinda (2014) Performance of rice husk ash as a partial cement replacement in fine grained mortar. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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This paper investigates the performance of rice husk ash (RHA) in a fine grained mortar. RHA produced from control combustion of rice husk. Fine grained mortar (FGM) is a mortar containing fine sand with a maximum size of 1mm. Chemical composition of RHA and Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) were investigated using XRF in order to know the silica content in these materials. The particle size of RHA was analyzed to make sure it fineness is same with OPC after grinding. Compressive and flexural strength of FGM were tested on mortar prism for size 40mm x 40mm x 160mm with replacement of RHA 10%, 20% and 30% by weight of cement at 7 days and 28 days of curing. All 24 specimens of FGM were caste and tested. The flexural strength, compressive strength of FGM have shown quite encouraging and interesting results. The optimum replacement of RHA in FGM from compressive and flexural strength is 20% by weight of cement

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: rice husk ash; fine grained mortar; fineness; compressive strength; flexural strength
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering Technology > Department of Civil Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 31 May 2015 07:06
Last Modified: 31 May 2015 07:06
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6610
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