Structural behaviour of coir fibre-reinforced foamed concrete wall panel system

Md Azree Othuman Mydin, Shankar Ganesan, Mohd Yazid Mohd Yunos, Nangkula Utaberta, Nor Atiah Ismail

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Abstract

Lightweight foamed concrete (LFC) can be modified to have a reliable amount of compression protection, making it possibly to be used in low-rise building as load-bearing walls. LFC with coir fibre has experienced massive improvement in its strength compared to the normal LFC. Therefore, this particular investigation explores the contribution of coir fibre in the lightweight walling construction in terms of structural behaviour under axial compression. Fundamental steps need to be carried out to investigate thoroughly its behaviour before this innovative product can be used in practice. Coir fibre has potential to be used as replacement for the coarse aggregate in concrete to produce structural concrete. The experimental results shown that when 1400kg/m3 and 700kg/m3 density samples were associated to become one single solid concrete, the total density will be reduced and the thermal performance of the concrete will be enhanced. In this case, the panel recorded higher strength under compression than the control specimen. Due to the integrity of the reinforcing agent, the panel yielded better enhancements in the structural behaviour because natural fibres have strong resistance upon compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-177
Number of pages9
JournalJurnal Teknologi
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Concretes
Fibers
Bearings (structural)
Natural fibers
Axial compression
Loads (forces)
Compaction

Keywords

  • Foamed concrete
  • Low rise construction
  • Structural behaviour

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Mydin, M. A. O., Ganesan, S., Yunos, M. Y. M., Utaberta, N., & Ismail, N. A. (2016). Structural behaviour of coir fibre-reinforced foamed concrete wall panel system. Jurnal Teknologi, 78(5), 169-177. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.8276

Structural behaviour of coir fibre-reinforced foamed concrete wall panel system. / Mydin, Md Azree Othuman; Ganesan, Shankar; Yunos, Mohd Yazid Mohd; Utaberta, Nangkula; Ismail, Nor Atiah.

In: Jurnal Teknologi, Vol. 78, No. 5, 01.05.2016, p. 169-177.

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Mydin, MAO, Ganesan, S, Yunos, MYM, Utaberta, N & Ismail, NA 2016, 'Structural behaviour of coir fibre-reinforced foamed concrete wall panel system', Jurnal Teknologi, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 169-177. https://doi.org/10.11113/jt.v78.8276
Mydin, Md Azree Othuman ; Ganesan, Shankar ; Yunos, Mohd Yazid Mohd ; Utaberta, Nangkula ; Ismail, Nor Atiah. / Structural behaviour of coir fibre-reinforced foamed concrete wall panel system. In: Jurnal Teknologi. 2016 ; Vol. 78, No. 5. pp. 169-177.
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