Structural Concrete Using Oil Palm Shell (OPS) as Lightweight Aggregate

Teo , D.C.L. and Mannan , M.A. and Kurian, V.J. (2006) Structural Concrete Using Oil Palm Shell (OPS) as Lightweight Aggregate. [Citation Index Journal]

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This paper presents part of the experimental results of an on-going research project to produce structural
lightweight concrete using solid waste, oil palm shell (OPS), as a coarse aggregate. Reported in the paper
are the compressive strength, bond strength, modulus of elasticity, and flexural behaviour of OPS concrete.
It was found that although OPS concrete has a low modulus of elasticity, full-scale beam tests revealed that
deflection under the design service loads is acceptable as the span-deflection ratios ranged between 252 and
263, which are within the allowable limit provided by BS 8110. Laboratory investigations show encouraging
results and it can be summarised that OPS has good potential as a coarse aggregate for the production of
structural lightweight concrete, especially for low-cost housing construction and also for use in earthquake
prone areas.
Key words: Low-cost housing, Solid waste, Lightweight concrete, Stress-strain curve, Prototype beam test.

Item Type: Citation Index Journal
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr Kurian V John
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 03:00
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:27

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