Influence of palm oil biomass clinker and empty fruit bunch fibers on concrete properties

Influence of palm oil biomass clinker and empty fruit bunch fibers on concrete properties. IIUM Engineering Journal, 21 (2). pp. 100-110. ISSN 1511-788X (2020)


This study aims to evaluate the influence of palm oil Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) fibers on flexural strength performance of concrete in the presence of Palm Oil Biomass Clinker (POBC). This study considered various proportions of palm oil EFB fibers as 0%, 0.2%, 0.4%, and 0.6% in concrete with fixed amount of POBC as 10% . I t was investigated that there is substantial influence of palm oil EFB fibers on properties of concrete containing 10% POBC as sand replacement. The experimental findings of this study indicated that the workability of fresh mix concrete decreases as palm oil E F B fibercontent increased. Besides that, hardened properties of concrete were found to be improved as the amount of palm oil EFB fibers increased in the concrete. It was not iced that flexural strength was improved with addition of 0.2% palm oil EFB fibers that act as reinforcement and deliver growth in flexural strength for concrete containing 10% of POBC. Hence, it was concluded that palm oil EFB fiber could be utilized as fiber reinforcement in concrete to improve flexural strength performance of the concrete.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Bunch fiber, Biomass clinker, Compressive strength, Flexural strength
Taxonomy: By Subject > College of Engineering > Civil Engineering > Structural and Material
Local Content Hub: Subjects > College of Engineering
Depositing User: Eza Eliana Abdul Wahid
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2022 07:15
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2022 07:15
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