AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY ON BEHAVIOR OF CONCRETE WITH PALM SHELL AS COARSE AGGREGATE
The aim of this study is to examine the performance of concrete induced with various percentage of palm shell replaced as coarse aggregate. Utilising Palm Shell in concrete production solves the problem of disposing this solid waste and also helps in conserving natural resources. A total of 5 percentages (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, 100%) of varying coarse aggregate replacement were fabricated and tested. The compressive, tensile, and flexural characteristics of palm shell concrete is studied and compared to that of control concrete specimens. The optimum percentage of replacement was found to be within the range of 20% to 40%.
JERIN ABRAHAMA J, KARTHIGAB S , PAVITHRAC C