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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2015, Article ID 353617, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/353617
Research Article

Modification of Grout Properties in Prepacked Aggregate Concrete Incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

Received 1 May 2015; Revised 8 June 2015; Accepted 9 June 2015

Academic Editor: Guang Ye

Copyright © 2015 Reza Hodjati et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Prepacked aggregate concrete (PAC) is a type of concrete that is placed in two stages where the coarse aggregates are first placed inside the formworks and then the grout is pumped from underneath through a manual pump. Grout properties including density, grout consistency, bleeding, and compressive strength are of great importance in PAC. Such properties could be improved by application of pozzolanic materials like palm oil fuel ash. This paper is aimed at finding the most optimum percentage of POFA replacement by weight of cement. It was concluded that 30% POFA replacement yielded the most optimum results.