Structural behaviour of singly reinforced OPS beams

Mohammad, Abdul Mannan and Teo, Delsye Ching Lee and Kurian, V. J. (2006) Structural behaviour of singly reinforced OPS beams. In: Proceedings of the 6th Asia-Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (APSEC 2006), 5 – 6 September 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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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: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lightweight concrete, Renewable resources, Flexural behaviour, Modulus of elasticity, Deflection, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 06:42
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 06:42

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