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Behaviour of Oil Palm Shell Reinforced Concrete Beams Added With Kenaf Fibres

Sharifah Maszura, Syed Mohsin and Sayid Javid, Azimi and Abdoullah, Namdar (2014) Behaviour of Oil Palm Shell Reinforced Concrete Beams Added With Kenaf Fibres. In: 2nd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering (ICCOEE 2014), 3-5 June 2014 , KLCC, Kuala Lumpur. pp. 1-5..


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The present article reports the findings of a study into the behaviour of oil palm shell reinforced concrete (OPSRC) beams with the addition of kenaf fibres. This work aims at examining the potential of kenaf fibres to improve the strength and ductility of the OPSRC beams as well as observing its potential in serving as part of shear reinforcement in the beams. Two different arrangements of the shear links in OPSRC beams with a selection of kenaf fibres content (10kg/rn3 and 20kg/rn3 , respectively) were tested under monotonic loading. The results show that the addition of kenaf fibres enhances the load carrying capacity, ductility apart from altering the failure mode of the beams from brittle shear mode to flexural ductile mode. Furthermore, the study shows that kenaf fibres are compatible with OPSRC with desirable results.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ductility; Kenaf fibres; Load carrying capacity; Oil palm shell reinforced concrete
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Depositing User: Ms. Hazima Anuar
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 07:48
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 07:22
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