The effect of oil palm trunk and oil palm fruit bunch fibre on the mechanical properties of laterite bricks / Noorsaidi Mahat ... [et al.]

Mahat, Noorsaidi and Husin, Husrul Nizam and Khalil, Natasha and Bohari, Asmah Alia (2012) The effect of oil palm trunk and oil palm fruit bunch fibre on the mechanical properties of laterite bricks / Noorsaidi Mahat ... [et al.]. In: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012), 16-17 April 2012, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Perak.

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Abstract

The main aim of this study was to compare the physical properties and mechanical properties of Oil Palm Trunk
(OPT) fibre and Oil Palm Fruit Bunches (OPFB) fibre reinforced laterite bricks. For comparison purposes, the
properties such as dimension, density, water absorption and the compressive strength of both types of bricks
were determined. The effects of the incorporation of various amounts of fibres on the above properties were
analysed. The tests were carried out according to BS 3921: 1985 for clay bricks.The samples were pressed at the
factory Majpadu Bricks Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia and tested at the Material Testing Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi
MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia.The findings of this research were, firstly, the dimension of bricks content with
OPFB fibres were less accurate than bricks with OPT fibres. Secondly, the density of bricks with OPFB fibres
was higher than the density of bricks with OPT fibres. Thirdly, in compressive strength of the bricks with OPFB
fibres was higher than bricks with OPT fibres, with the maximum fibre content identified as 3 percent fibres.
Finally, the water absorption of bricks with OPFB fibres was lower than the water absorption of bricks with OPT fibres. It can be concluded that the bricks with OPFB fibres had better physical and mechanical properties than bricks with OPT fibres. OPFB fibres is better for reinforcement in the laterite bricks and properties of the bricks with OPT Fibres were to be improved.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
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Mahat, Noorsaidi
noorsaidi@sarawak.uitm.edu.my
Husin, Husrul Nizam
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Khalil, Natasha
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Bohari, Asmah Alia
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Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Environmental effects of industries and plants
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Agricultural machinery. Farm machinery
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General)
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 1st International Conference on Innovation and Technology for Sustainable Built Environment 2012 (ICITSBE 2012)
Event Dates: 16-17 April 2012
Page Range: pp. 91-97
Item ID: 41768
Uncontrolled Keywords: Natural fibres, Oil palm trunk fibre, Oil palm fruit bunch fibre, Laterite bricks
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/41768

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