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Elinwa Augustine Uchechukwu, Johnson Olomi Olakunle, Samson Duna

Article ID: 4144
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Abstract:An experimental investigation on rice husk ash (RHA) and Conplast SP 430 (CP-admixture) was carried out to evaluate their effects on the paste characteristics (soundness, consistency, initial and final setting times). The cement content used was 300g and the brand was ‘Ashaka’ Portland cement conforming to BS EN 12 1973. Various combinations of the mixtures ...
Augustine Uchechukwu Elinwa

Article ID: 4476
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Abstract: This work was on non-activated and activated lateritic soil used in proportions of 0 % to 30 %, to replace fine sand by wt. %, in the production of lateritic concrete. A mix of 1: 2: 4 was used, and the cube samples were cured in four (4) curing media of water, sand, polythene, and sawdust. The aim was to evaluate the effects of these cu...
Joelle Al Fakhoury, Emilio Sassine, Yassine Cherif, Joseph Dgheim, Emmanuel Antczak, Thierry Chartier

Article ID: 4500
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Abstract: During both hot and cold seasons, masonry walls play an important role in the thermal performance between the interior and the exterior of occupied spaces. It is thus essential to analyze the thermal behavior at the hollow block’s level in order to better understand the temperature and heat flux distribution in its structure and potentially limit as much ...
Habeeb Solihu, Abdulwasiu Abdulkadir

Article ID: 4780
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Abstract:In this study, the laboratory tests on the influence of pre-saturation of gravel on the mechanical properties of concrete were carried out. The study accessed the specific gravity, water absorption capacity, the impact and the crushing values of the coarse aggregates. Also, this study determined and compared the compressive strengths of concrete produced wit...
Hassan Waziri, Olumide Olubajo

Article ID: 4800
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Abstract:The exponential growth of agricultural wastes such as Balanite seed pod has resulted in waste management issues and finding alternatives through waste recycling is an interesting area of research. Balanite seed pods were collected in Yobe state, washed, dried, crushed. Balanite endocarp pod ash (BEPA) was calcined at 600 °C for 3 hours in a muffle furnace an...