Adopting particle-packing method to develop high strength palm oil clinker concrete

Abutaha, Fuad and Razak, Hashim Abdul and Ibrahim, Hussein Adebayo and Ghayeb, Haider Hamad (2018) Adopting particle-packing method to develop high strength palm oil clinker concrete. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 131. pp. 247-258. ISSN 0921-3449, DOI

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Utilization of locally available waste and by-product to replace conventional concrete materials has gained considerable attention over the past two decades. This study is a part of an extensive research program on the characteristics of palm oil clinker (POC) incorporated concrete. In this study, experimental investigation was carried out on incorporating POC as aggregates and filler material in the production of high strength concrete (HSC). Crushed POC were used as partial and full replacement of natural aggregates i.e. fine and coarse. Palm oil clinker powder (POCP) was then incorporated to fill the voids present on the surface of POC particles, while maintaining the other mix constituents. Fresh and hardened properties of the POC concrete with and without POCP were investigated. Substituting coarse aggregate with POC negatively affected the concrete fresh and hardened properties due to POC porous nature. However, the results of the study revealed that incorporating additional POCP as filler material by adopting Particle-Packing (PP) method improved the engineering properties of POC concrete. Therefore, there is a potential towards utilization of POC for many practical construction applications. POC being an environmentally-friendly and a low-cost aggregate can serve as a normal aggregate alternative for future use.

Item Type: Article
Funders: Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia for the support given through the research grant UM.C/625/1/HIR/MOHE/ENG/56 and Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP)-PG277-2015B
Uncontrolled Keywords: Palm oil clinker powder (POCP); Palm oil clinker (POC); Particle packing; Sustainability; Waste material
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 07:14
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 07:14

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