Performance of masonry blocks incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash

Rahman, Muhammad, Boon, Ang Lye, Muntohar, Agus Setyo, Hashem Tanim, Md Nafeez and Pakrashi, Vikram (2014) Performance of masonry blocks incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash. Journal of Cleaner Production, 78. pp. 195-201. ISSN 0959-6526

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This paper presents an experimental study on the development of masonry block with Palm Oil Fuel Ash (POFA) as a partial replacement to cement whilst maintaining satisfactory properties of masonry block. The dosages of POFA are limited to 0%, 20%, 40% and 60% by mass of the total cementitious material in the masonry block. The experiments on masonry block investigate the compressive strength and the breaking load for mechanical properties and water absorption and efflorescence for its durability. The compressive strength and the breaking load of the masonry blocks reduce with increasing percentage of POFA replacement. However, it satisfies the requirements of Class 1 and Class 2 load-bearing masonry block according to Malaysian Standard MS76:1972. In terms of durability of the masonry block, water absorption for all the masonry blocks satisfies the requirement of ASTM C55-11 and there is no any sign of efflorescence on all the masonry blocks. POFA based masonry block are also found to be cheaper than the cement sand masonry blocks. The experimental studies indicate that POFA based masonry block has a significant potential for application in the construction industry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Masonry block, Waste material, Palm Oil Fuel Ash
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H200 Civil Engineering
H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 08:42
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 16:05

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