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Performance of sawdust concrete at elevated temperature

Memon, Ruhal Pervez and Achekzai, Lemar and Mohd. Sam, Abdul Rahman and Abdul Awal, A. S. M. and Memon, Uroosa (2018) Performance of sawdust concrete at elevated temperature. Jurnal Teknologi, 80 (1). pp. 165-171. ISSN 0127-9696

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v80.9826


The aim of this study was to shows the behavior of sawdust concrete at elevated temperature. Sawdust is considered as waste material but nowadays this waste material is utilized in the construction of the building as sawdust concrete. Sawdust is a by-product of wood which is generally used in the production of lightweight concrete, possessing low thermal conductivity. In this study sawdust concrete was made at three different proportions of cement and sawdust 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 by volume. At these proportions, the physical and mechanical properties such as density, workability, strength, fire resistance, mass loss, ultrasonic pulse velocity and residual strength were investigated after 28 days of curing. It was found that with the increment in the amount of sawdust, the workability and strength decreases, however in terms of fire resistance, concrete with lower amount of sawdust performed well. Considering the overall physical and mechanical properties, sawdust concrete can be used in building construction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Heat transfer, Sawdust
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Civil Engineering
ID Code:85949
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:30 Jul 2020 15:39
Last Modified:30 Jul 2020 15:39

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