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Structural behaviour of singly reinforced OPS beams

Teo, D. C. L. and Mannan, M. A. and Kurian, V. J. (2006) Structural behaviour of singly reinforced OPS beams. In: 6th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, 5-6 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

Concrete using oil palm shell (OPS) as coarse aggregate has been found useful as lightweight concrete and strengths of up to 28 MPa have been attained. To further investigate its suitability for structural purposes, additional tests are required. Therefore, this paper presents an experimental investigation on the modulus of elasticity and flexural behaviour of three reinforced OPS concrete beams with different effective depths and reinforcement ratios. From the investigation, OPS concrete show promising results for use as structural members, especially for the construction of low cost houses in areas where oil palm is found in abundance.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lightweight concrete; renewable resources; flexural behaviour; modulus of elasticity; deflection
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:673
Deposited By: Pn Khairulbahiyah Yaakub
Deposited On:21 Feb 2007 06:49
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 02:47

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