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The Mechanical Properties ofMIRHA Foamed Concrete

Osman, Robeatul Adawiah (2008) The Mechanical Properties ofMIRHA Foamed Concrete. Universiti Teknologi Petronas. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The study deliberates on the incorporation of Microwave Incinerated Rice Husk Ash (MIRHA) as a cement replacement material to produce foamed concrete. The mixes incorporating 0%, 5%, 10% and 15% MIRHA were prepared. The optimal mix design of MIRHA based on the mechanical properties is established. During this study, the research on RHA as cement replacement material is conducted. Besides, analysis of concretes characteristics are done for hardened concrete while the workability test is done for fresh concrete. This research adopts Taguchi approach with an Ll6 (45) to reduce the numbers of experiment. The optimal mix design properties are determined by using analysis of variance (ANOVA) method. The results obtained from this research shows that by adding MIRHA into foamed concrete, early strength can be developed within 3 to 7 days because it has fasten the reaction in the concrete. Beside that, as the optimal MIRHA that was found in this research is 5%, the data shows that the target strength of foam concrete according to load bearing which is 17 Mpa has been achieved.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Civil Engineering - Structures, materials and construction
Subject: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Engineering > Civil
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2013 16:55
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:44
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/7442

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