Adebayo,, V.B and Mohammed,, H PULVERIZED COCONUT FIBRE AS AN ADDICTIVE IN ASPHATIC CONCRETE. International Journal of Materials, Methods and Technologies.

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This paper investigated the effect of pulverized coconut fibre (PCF) as an additive in asphaltic concrete. Coconut husks were procured from Ile -Ife, Osun - State while aggregates and bitumen were obtained from Hajaig Construction Company Limited, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti – State. The coconut fibre was shredded mechanically after dehusking. The materials were characterized using normal procedure. Asphaltic concrete samples were prepared with the addition of pulverized coconut fibre (P CF) at 0, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 % by weight of total mix. The samples were subjected to Marshall Stability test and the stabilities and flows were determined. The result showed that the stabilities and flows increased as the percentages of PCF content increas ed. The study concluded that PCF as an additive in asphaltic concrete could improve high road temperature, over loading, rutting and moisture resistance of flexible pavements.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ulverized Coconut Fibre, Asphaltic Concrete, Stability, Flow, Flexible pavement
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mr. Victor Sebiotimo
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2019 13:02
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 13:02
URI: http://eprints.abuad.edu.ng/id/eprint/381

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