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The behaviour of palm oil fibre block masonry prism under eccentric compressive loading

Mokhtar, Mardiha and Kolop, Roslan and Hamid, Nor Baizura and Kaamin, Masiri and Rosdi, Mohd Farhan and Ngadiman, Norhayati and Sahat, Suhaila (2017) The behaviour of palm oil fibre block masonry prism under eccentric compressive loading. In: International Research and Innovation Summit (IRIS2017), 6–7 May 2017, Melaka.

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Dry-stacked masonry offers great benefits in constructing masonry buildings. Several examples from previous research show that dry masonry is reasonable alternative to the traditional building system. By addition of fibre, the ductility and the propagation of cracking will be improved. This study investigates the dry stack oil palm fibre block prisms which were subjected to eccentricity compression loads. These concrete blocks were cast using a single mould with suitable fibre-cement composition namely 1:4 (cement: sand) and 0.40 water to the cement ratio based on cement weight. Prisms test using 400 (length) x 150 (width) x 510 (height) mm specimen was carried under eccentric load. There were forty eight (48) prisms built with different configurations based on their volume of fibre. In this study, one types of grout were used namely the fine grout of mix 1:3:2 (cement: sand: aggregate (5mm maximum). Based on the test performed, the failure mechanism and influencing parameters were discussed. From compressive strength test result, it shows that the strength of concrete block decreased with the increase of fibre used. Although the control sample has the higher strength compared to concrete with EFB, it can be seen from mode failure of masonry prism that fibre could extend the cracking time. These results show that the oil palm fibre blocks can improve the failure behaviour and suitable to be used as load bearing wall construction in Malaysia.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Centre of Diploma Studies > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:17
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9672
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