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Strength and Durability of Rice Husk Ash-Modified Concrete in the Marine Environment

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2006
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The purpose of this research project is to compare the strength and durability characteristics of rice husk ash-modified concrete with those of normal concrete in the marine environment. Specimens prepared from concrete mixes with watercementitious ratios of 0.40 and 0.55, and rice husk ash content of 0%, 10%, and 20% were tested. The rice husk ash used was obtained from Agrilectric, power plant located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The grinding of the ash to particle size of 7-J..tm to 45-J..tm was done by Process Research ORTECH Inc., Ontario, Canada. Strength and durability tests were performed, following ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards. The significant fmdings are that the properties and quality of the rice husk ash-modified concrete are as good, if not better than normal concrete.
Title: Strength and Durability of Rice Husk Ash-Modified Concrete in the Marine Environment.
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Name(s): Alvarez, Marcelina
Reddy, Dronnadula V., Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2006
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 126 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The purpose of this research project is to compare the strength and durability characteristics of rice husk ash-modified concrete with those of normal concrete in the marine environment. Specimens prepared from concrete mixes with watercementitious ratios of 0.40 and 0.55, and rice husk ash content of 0%, 10%, and 20% were tested. The rice husk ash used was obtained from Agrilectric, power plant located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The grinding of the ash to particle size of 7-J..tm to 45-J..tm was done by Process Research ORTECH Inc., Ontario, Canada. Strength and durability tests were performed, following ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Standards. The significant fmdings are that the properties and quality of the rice husk ash-modified concrete are as good, if not better than normal concrete.
Identifier: FA00012502 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Subject(s): Seawater corrosion
Reinforced concrete--Environmental testing
Concrete--Additives
Rice hulls--Testing
Limekilns--Testing
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