Recent developments in the application of oil palm fibers in cement composites

Emmanuel Owoichoechi Momoh, Adelaja Israel Osofero* (Corresponding Author)

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Abstract

Fibres obtained from different parts of the oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) have been under investigation for possible use in construction. Studies have been carried out investigating the engineering properties and possible applications of these fibres. However, the experimental methods employed and the values of mechanical and physical properties recorded by various authors are inconsistent. It has therefore become necessary to organise information which would be useful in the design of oil palm fibre cement composites and help researchers and engineers make informed decisions in further research and application. This review provides information about fibres from different parts of the oil palm, their properties, enhancement techniques, current and potential application in cement composites.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-108
Number of pages15
JournalFrontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
Volume14
Early online date2 Jan 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020

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Keywords

  • Broom
  • Cement Composite
  • Concrete
  • Oil Palm Fibre (OPF)
  • Natural fibre-Concrete
  • Sustainability
  • concrete
  • PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES
  • ENERGY
  • oil palm fiber
  • BEHAVIOR
  • broom
  • cement composite
  • sustainability
  • MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE
  • CONCRETE BEAMS
  • Natural fiber-concrete
  • CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION
  • RESISTANCE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture

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