The effect of fibre cintent on water absorption and sorptivity of sago fibre reinforced concrete

Kong, Wen Yee (2017) The effect of fibre cintent on water absorption and sorptivity of sago fibre reinforced concrete. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Sago fibre reinforced concrete is a composite material that is made up of cement, fine aggregates, coarse aggregates, water and sago fibres. Sarawak is the main producer of sago starch in Malaysia and therefore it produces a lot of waste which consists of fibre from the manufacturing factories. Meanwhile, previous studies done by various researchers have shown that the use of fibres in concrete could affect the properties of concrete towards water absorption and sorptivity. However, the study on sago fibre reinforced concrete is still limited. Therefore, this research is important to investigate the effect of fibre content on the water absorption and sorptivity in sago fibre reinforced concrete to ensure its feasibility in actual practice. In this research, the sago fibre used is in 30mm length with fibre content of 0.5%, 1.0%, 1.5%, and 2.0% by concrete volume respectively. The results of these fibre contents are compared with the control sample (0% fibre content). Slump test is used to determine the workability of fresh concrete samples in this research. Meanwhile, there are three tests involved for the hardened concrete which are compressive strength test, water absorption test and sorptivity test. Generally, the slump value decreases as the fibre content increases. It also shows declination in compressive strength of sago fibre reinforced concrete with respect to the increment in fibre content. From results obtained from water absorption and sorptivity tests, it shows the performance of sago fibre reinforced concrete is slightly better than control sample.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (B.Sc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2017.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sago fibre, reinforced concrete, water absorption and sorptivity, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, undergraduate, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 07:02
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2019 07:02

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