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Use of palm oil shells as aggregates in lightweight concrete


Abang Ali, Abang Abdullah (1986) Use of palm oil shells as aggregates in lightweight concrete. In: RILEM-NCCL Joint Symposium on Use of Vegetable Plants and Their Fibres As Building Materials, 7-9 Oct. 1986, Baghdad. .


Malaysia is currently the world's largest producer of palm oil;producing 57 per cent of the current world output from some 1.3 million hectares of oil palm plantations. Palm oil shells generated as wastes from palm oil mills are hard and resistant to biodeterioration. It has a bulk density of about 600kg/m3. Thirty different concrete mixes using palm oil shells as coarse aggregates were tested in the laboratory to study the properties of the resulting concrete. In addition,flexural tests on reinforced concrete beams using a selected mix were conducted. Basic properties of the lightweight concrete using palm oil shells as aggregates were found to be satisfactory.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Lightweight concrete.
Subject: Shells (Engineering).
Subject: Palm oil - Research.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Palm oil shells; Concrete mixture; Coarse aggregates; Lightweight concrete
Depositing User: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 03:06
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2015 08:27
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19723
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