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Study on Durability Properties of Coconut Shell Concrete with Coconut Fiber

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Kattankulathur 603 203, Tamil Nadu, India
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Buildings 2019, 9(5), 107; https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings9050107
Received: 2 April 2019 / Revised: 25 April 2019 / Accepted: 28 April 2019 / Published: 30 April 2019
Coconut fiber was used in coconut shell concrete (CSC) and its durability properties were studied. The properties include: water absorption, volume of permeable pore voids, rapid chloride penetration test, sorptivity and resistance at elevated temperature. For comparison purpose, these properties were also studied on conventional concrete (CC) with coconut fibers. Three different curing conditions viz. full water immersion, site curing and air-dry conditions were employed except for temperature resistance study in which only full water immersion was used. Test results show that the durability properties were better in full water immersion condition in case of CC mixes and in site curing condition in case of CSC mixes. Temperature resistance tests gave a minimum guarantee of both CC and CSC mixes without and with coconut fibers for 2 h resistance and hence they were deemed safe for construction. View Full-Text
Keywords: coconut fiber; coconut shell; concrete; durability; temperature; properties coconut fiber; coconut shell; concrete; durability; temperature; properties
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Sekar, A.; Kandasamy, G. Study on Durability Properties of Coconut Shell Concrete with Coconut Fiber. Buildings 2019, 9, 107.

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