OJCE  Vol.5 No.3 , September 2015
Coconut Fibre Effect on Fresh and Thermo Gravimetric Properties to Mitigate Spalling of Self-Compacting Concrete at Elevated Temperatures
ABSTRACT
In this research the effect of Coconut (CN) fibre on the fresh and thermo gravimetric properties of self-compacting concrete (SCC) at elevated temperatures was investigated experimentally and statistically. The mixtures containing cement, water, fly ash, fine aggregate, coarse aggregate and super plasticizer with the addition of CN fibres (0%, 0.05%, 0.10 %, and 0.15%) by volume of the mixtures were prepared. The fresh and thermo gravimetric properties of the SCC specimens were determined after mixing at elevated temperatures (200℃, 400℃, and 600℃) testing in a laboratory. Three control specimens with 0% CN fibres were used for every mixture of SCC. Regression models were developed to determine the responses. The optimum of the CN fibres was measured.

Cite this paper
AL-Kadi, Q. , Qadi, A. , Mustapha, K. , Naganathan, S. and Muda, Z. (2015) Coconut Fibre Effect on Fresh and Thermo Gravimetric Properties to Mitigate Spalling of Self-Compacting Concrete at Elevated Temperatures. Open Journal of Civil Engineering, 5, 328-338. doi: 10.4236/ojce.2015.53033.
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