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Title: Impact Resistance Behaviour of Light Weight Rice Husk Concrete with Bamboo Reinforcement
Authors: Muda, Z.C. 
Beddu, S. 
Syamsir, A. 
Ating, J.S. 
Mohd Kamal, N.L. 
Mustapha, K.N. 
Thiruchelvam, S. 
Usman, F. 
Alam, M.A. 
Birima, A.H. 
Zaroog, O.S. 
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: This paper investigate the performance of lightweight rice husk concrete (LWRHC) with varied bamboo reinforcement content for the concrete slab of 300mm × 300mm size reinforced with varied slab thickness subjected to low impact projectile test. A self-fabricated drop-weight impact test rig with a steel ball weight of 1.236 kg drop at 0.65 m height has been used in this research work. The main variables for the study is to find the relationship of the impact resistance against the amount of bamboo reinforcement and slab thickness. A linear relationship has been established between first and ultimate crack resistance against bamboo diameters and slab thickness by the experiment. The linear relationship has also been established between the service (first) crack and ultimate crack resistance against the bamboo reinforcement diameter and slab thickness. 5% RH content exhibit better first and ultimate crack resistance up to 1.80 times and up to 1.72 times respectively against 10% RH content.
DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/32/1/012020
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