publication . Article . 2019

investigating the utilization of ground palm kernel shells for partial replacement of cement in concrete using nondestructive method

Armah, Esau Abekah; Koffi, Hubert Azoda; Sogbey, Bright J. A. Y; Amuzu, Josef K. Ametefe;
Open Access
  • Published: 13 Jul 2019 Journal: Journal of Modern Materials, volume 6, pages 1-12 (eissn: 2456-4834, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AIJR Publisher
Abstract
<jats:p>The objective of this research is to investigate the utilization of palm kernel shells in ground form (GPK) for partial replacement of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) in concrete by investigating its optimal strength using nondestructive ultrasonic pulse velocity method for both cubic and cylindrical concrete test specimen. In all a total of 135 cubes and 66 cylinders of concrete were prepared. The dimension of the cubic concrete specimens was 150 × 150 × 150 mm and that of the cylindrical specimens were 110 mm and 500 mm diameter and length respectively. The mix design of the GPK shells used as a partial replacement for OPC ranged between 0% and 50% by w...
Subjects
free text keywords: Nondestructive testing, business.industry, business, Young's modulus, symbols.namesake, symbols, Materials science, Portland cement, law.invention, law, Cylinder, Composite material, Curing (food preservation), Cylinder (engine), Palm kernel, Cement, Concrete, Density, Ground Palm Kernel Shells, Modulus of elasticity, Nondestructive testing, Replacement Percentages, Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity
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