Investigations on the Effects of Cement Replacement and Calcium Chloride Addition on Selected Properties of Coconut Husk Fibre-Reinforced Roofing Tiles
Abel.O. Olorunnisola, Anthony .O. Adenijidownload PDF
Abstract. Provision of adequate and affordable housing is one of the continuing challenges posed by unprecedented urbanization in Nigeria and many other African countries. One of the solutions to this chronic problem is the development of non-conventional low cost building materials from recyclable agro-industrial wastes. This study was conducted to investigate the effects of CaCl2 addition and partial replacement of cement with Rice Husk Ash (RHA) and calcium carbide waste (lime) on the density, water resistance and impact strength of cement-bonded composite roofing tiles reinforced with coconut husk (Cocos nucifera) fibres. Results indicated that CaCl2 enhanced impact strength and dimensional stability of the composite samples, while RHA and lime lowered the impact strength of the roofing tiles.
coconut husk, rice husk ash, calcium carbide waste, cement-bonded composite
Published online 4/20/2019, 7 pages
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Citation: Abel.O. Olorunnisola, Anthony .O. Adeniji, Investigations on the Effects of Cement Replacement and Calcium Chloride Addition on Selected Properties of Coconut Husk Fibre-Reinforced Roofing Tiles, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 11, pp 255-261, 2019
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